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|Narcotics Control Bureau|
|Logo of the Narcotics Control Bureau.|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Government of India|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Agency executive||OPS Malik, Director|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Home Affairs|
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the chief law enforcement and intelligence agency of India responsible for fighting drug trafficking and the abuse of illegal substances. The Director General of NCB is either officer of Indian Police Service or Indian Revenue Service.
Formation[edit | edit source]
The Narcotics Control Bureau was created on 17 March 1986 to enable the full implementation of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and fight its violation through the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988. The law was established to fulfill India's treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.Officers in this organisation are drawn from Indian Revenue Service(I.R.S.) and Indian Police Service.
Organization[edit | edit source]
The Narcotics Control Bureau's national headquarters is located in Delhi, the national capital. Its field units and offices are organised by zones, and are located in Mumbai, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Chandigarh, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Imphal, Bengaluru, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram.Officers in this organisation are drawn from Indian Revenue Service(I.R.S.). The Narcotics Control Bureau is also represented on the Economic Intelligence Council. The NCB is affiliated with the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, which was made responsible for administering the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Functions[edit | edit source]
The chief purpose of the Narcotics Control Bureau is to fight drug trafficking on an all-India level. It works in close cooperation with the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigation, Customs and Central Excise, Indian Police Department (IPS), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) and other Indian intelligence and law enforcement agencies both at the national and states level. The NCB also provides resources and training to the personnel of India's law enforcement agencies in fighting drug trafficking. The NCB also monitors India's frontiers to track down points where smuggling activities take place with foreign traffickers.
Structure[edit | edit source]
|Post||Equivalent To||Grade Pay|
|1||Director General||Chief Commissioner of Customs OR Addl. Director General of Police||Rs. 12000|
|2||Deputy Director General||Commissioner of Customs/Income Tax OR Inspector General of Police||Rs. 10000|
|3||Addl. Director||Addl. Commissioner of Customs/Income Tax OR Deputy Inspector General of Police||Rs. 8700|
|4||Zonal Director||Joint Commissioner of Customs/Income Tax OR Senior Superintendent of Police||Rs. 7600|
|5||Assistant Director||Deputy Commissioner of Customs/Income Tax OR Superintendent of Police||Rs. 6600|
|6||Superintendent||Superintendent of Customs/Special Agent Income Tax OR Deputy Superintendent of Police||Rs. 5400|
|7||Intelligence Officer||Inspector of Customs/Income Tax OR Police||Rs. 4600|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Narcotics Control Bureau". National Informatics Center. http://narcoticsindia.nic.in/Aboutus.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- Narcotics Control Bureau - Ministry of Finance. National Informatics Center. http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_eco_affairs/budget/annual_report/9596rev7.PDF. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- "Economic Intelligence Council". National Informatics Centre. http://www.ceib.nic.in/eic.htm#eic_role. Retrieved 2009-07-18.