Ganderbal: The Department of Law, School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir under the patronage of Prof (Dr) Farooq Ahmad Mir, Head & Dean School of Legal Studies, (CUK) and in collaboration with the Drug and Food Control Organisation, Department of Health and Medical Education, Jammu & Kashmir (U.T) has successfully conducted a one-day training workshop for the Assistant Drug Controllers and Drug Control Officers of the Kashmir Division on the theme “Legal Procedures and Regulatory Aspects involved in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
The programme was conducted with the objective to provide in-depth knowledge, practical skills and training to the enthusiastic officers of the Drug and Food Control Organisation.
The inaugural session began with the welcome address and special remarks by Prof (Dr) Farooq Ahmad Mir, Head & Dean School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir, followed by the special address by Ms. Lotika Khajuria, Drug Controller (J&K-U.T) and a comprehensive inaugural address by Prof (Dr) A. Ravinder Nath, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Central Universiy of Kashmir.
It is apt to mention that the reputed resource persons namely Mr Javed Ahmad Geelani, Formerly District Judge, J&K Judiciary, Mr Javaid Alam, Formerly District Judge, J&K Judiciary, Mr ChandraShekar Ranga, Deputy Drugs Controller of India (CDSCO) Govt. of India and Mr Zia-ur-Rehman Khan, Chief Prosecuting Officer, Department of Prosecution, (J&K-UT) were invited for four technical sessions of the event to train the officers (ADCs & DCOs) by sharing their legal acumen and intellectual might in particular to the Legal Procedures and Regulatory Aspects involved in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules of 1945.
Apart from others, Joint Drug Controller (J&K-U.T) Ms Irfana Ahmad, Deputy Drug Controller, Head Quarter, Mr Surender Mohan, Deputy Drug Controller, Kashmir Division, Ms Shah Nighat Jabeen, Drug Analyst, Ms Riffat Arifa actively attended the whole-day training workshop.
The event was organised by the event convener Dr Mudasir Bhat, Assistant Professor, Criminal Laws and Criminalistics and Consultant (Legal), Central University of Kashmir.
The vote of thanks in inaugural session was made by Dr Hilal Ahmad Najar, Academic Coordinator, Department of Law, CUK and in valedictory session by Dr Zaffer Ahmad Bhat, DCO, Ganderbal. The event rapporteur was Dr Raihana Shawl, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Central University of Kashmir.