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J and K : Principal Secretary to Government, Health & Medical Education, J&K launched XLN- Extended Licensing Node

Jit Raj, Jammu and Kashmir jit[dot]raj[at]nic[dot]in
  |   Aug 16, 2018
Dr, Pawan Kotwal, IAS Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education launching online XLN

Dr. Pawan Kotwal, IAS Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education handing over D&FCO License to the Retailer Applicant

SRINAGAR, Aug 13: Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal launched online licensing system for obtaining drug license and its renewal of retail sale and wholesale establishments. Drugs & Food Control Organization (D&FCO) J&K in cooperation with NIC’s XLN Cloud launched the new system for obtaining online license/renewal of retail sale and wholesale establishments under the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules 1945.

Dr. Pawan Kotwal thanked NIC, specifically SIO National Informatics Centre (NIC) J&K, Sh Navneet Kukreja and team NIC Gujarat, for standing to its commitment and providing all the IT related support required in making the licensing system of D&FCO online.


Dr. Kotwal expressed the hope that the online licensing system will bring transparency, accountability and swiftness in the existing system and will reduce the time span in the licensing procedure. He also said that online licensing will strengthen the functioning of the drug regulatory system and effective implementation of working in the Department.

He also said that stakeholders would be immensely benefited by adopting the online licensing system as the same exempt them from avoidable procedural hassles.
As per the process, the applicant has to upload all requisite documents as mentioned under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and then a Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) number will be given to him. The applicant also has to submit a hard copy of the file.

Apart from checking the status, their license would be delivered on applicant’s online address and the applicant would also be able to get a hard copy of the license from the Department.

Sh. Harish Advani, Sr. Technical Director, Sh. Pankaj Pathak, Technical Director NIC Gujarat extended backend XLN Cloud related support required to make the Licensing System of Drugs & Food Control Organisation online .

NIC J&K Team which includes Sh. Suresh Kumar, Scientist-E,  Sh. Rakesh Jamwal, Scientist-D coordinated  the implementation of online Licensing of Drugs & Food Control Organisation and  provided all the IT related support from Srinagar in order to complete all the master data belonging to Drug Inspectors, Assistant Controllers(Licensing Authority) and the applicant applying for a Wholesale/Retail License etc. to be ready for inauguration.

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