Registration Of Pharmacy Business

Registration Of Pharmacy Business

The registration of a traditional pharmacy is governed by the Indian pharmacy Act of 1948. It states that a pharmacist must register all his particulars to the state government through an official gazette. After the submission, a registration tribunal decides on the registration. Usually hospital, chain and township pharmacies are setup under private limited company constitution whereas standalone pharmacies are set up under proprietorship or partnership constitution.

Presently, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) constitution has gained immense popularity among standalone pharmacists as it promotes the rights of partners unlike a partnership constitution.

Registration Of Tax

In India the most important tax registration includes VAT registration, therefore a pharmacist must contact the State’s Sale Tax or VAT Department for the same.

Obtaining Drug License

Before selling medicines, a drugstore must obtain drug license from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and State Drugs Standard Control Organization. Mainly there are two major drug license issued by the Drugs Control Organization:

  • Retail Drug License (RDL)

This license is required to run a general chemist shop. To get this license you must deposit a requisite fee and must possess a degree or diploma in pharmacy from a recognized institute or university.

  • Wholesale Drug License (WDL)

This license is issued to people or agencies who wish to set up a wholesale business for drugs and medicines. Unlike RDL, there are no stringent conditions to get this license.

Apart from these special requirements, there are some minimum conditions that must be followed by Pharmacists to procure any drug license:

  • For a retail drugstore the minimum requirement of area is 10 square meters, and that for a common retail and wholesale pharmacy is 15 square meters.
  • A drugstore must have a refrigerator and air conditioner.
  • Both retail and wholesale pharmacies must have a registered pharmacist who must be present while selling the medicines.

Documents Required For Registration-

  • Application forms,
  • Challan of fee deposited,
  • Declaration form,
  • Site plan (Blue print),
  • Key plan (Blue print),
  • Basis of possession of the premises,
  • Proof of ownership of the premises, if rented,
  • Proof of constitution of the firm (Certified copy),
  • Affidavit of non-conviction of Proprietor/Partners/Directors under Drugs & Cosmetics Act-1940,
  • Certified copy of Regn. Certificate of Delhi Pharmacy Council/Experience Certificate of the Registered Pharmacist/Competent person and qualification certificates,
  • Bio-data form,
  • Affidavit of Registered Pharmacist/Competent person regarding full-time working with the firm duly attested by Notary.
  • Appoint.

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