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Pharmacy

A Pharmacy is a drug store which provides the medicines based on the prescription provided by the certified medical practitioner. [Also Read: Healthy Herbal Water Business]

Besides, the other products they have the medicines and drugs along with advice on their offerings of over the counter drugs.

Predominantly the pharmacy would be located in a commercial area and will have a regular business flow.

This is a service-oriented business idea which is very essential for the humans and thus a high profitable business option. [Also Read: Protein Rich Roasted Chickpeas Business]

In order to pursue this business, there are certain procedures to be followed based on the rules and regulations devised for the specific region where the retail store has to be established.

Below are the detailed procedures provided for the Tamil Nadu region based on the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department of Government of Tamil Nadu. [Read Also: Millet Noodles Business Idea]

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Guidelines and Procedures for Grant of Retail/Wholesale Licence for Allopathy Drugs

Approving Authority
  • The Assistant Director of Drugs Control of Concerned zone

Fees
  • Fees of Rs. 1500/- for each form.

Documents to be submitted:
  • Covering letter addressed to the Assistant Director of Drugs Control of Concerned zone along with Rs.2/- court fee stamp for each licence.
  • Form 19 – to be filled and downloaded at e-seva centre and the same shall be duly signed and uploaded at e-seva centre.
  • Authorization document, in case of application signed by the authorized signatory

Premises details
  • Ownership document of the premises
  • Plan of the premises duly signed by licensed surveyors and the applicant.
  • Rental agreement of the premises, if applicable

Pharmacist/ competent person’s details
  • Pharmacy council registration certificate
  • Education qualification certificate
  • Experience certificate of competent person
  • Declaration of pharmacist/ competent person
 
Applicant details:
  • Document relating to the constitution of a concerned firm/ Company/ LLP and others.
  • In case of proprietor/proprietrix a passport size photo (file size not more than 50 kb), in case Partnership/ LLP- group photo (file size not more than 50 kb)
  • Address/ ID proof of the applicant
  • Legal tenancy affidavit

Storage Accommodation details:
  • Purchase bills of A/C and refrigerator along with Working condition/Installation Certificate

In case of change of premises & change in constitution
  • Enclose original licence
  • Request to cancel the licence issued to old premises
  • Documents related to change in constitution like sale deed, Dissolution/Reconstitution deed, Amalgamation court order if it is a Company along with board resolution and any other document.
  • If the existing licence is obtained through online then grant due to change of premises/ change in constitution should be applied through e-Sevai centre only.
  • In the case of a licence issued prior to the launch of an online process then application has to be submitted manually in the concerned zone.
Any other document/ particulars to verify the correctness of the particulars submitted by the applicant, if required.

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Important notes:

Minimum area required for
  • Retail – 10 Sq. m
  • Wholesale – 10 Sq. m
  • Retail & Wholesale – 15 Sq. m
Storage facilities racks, Refrigerator & A/C has to be provided.

Check out the below video on how this can be performed as a business activity.


 

Procedures to be Followed:
  • The applicant shall visit e-Sevai Centre (Click here for list of all e-Sevai Centres in Tamil Nadu) and provide details requested in the application form to the computer operator. [Also Read: Sugar Substitute - Coconut Sugar Business]
  • The computer operator will fill in the application on the online system on behalf of the applicant. The applicant shall download the duly filled Form 19 at e-Sevai centre and he shall sign and upload the same at e-Sevai centre.
  • Once documents are uploaded, an application number will be generated and the applicant will receive a confirmation of the same via SMS. The requisite fee is to be paid by the applicant/ firm
  • The applicant shall visit e-Sevai Centre and provide details requested in the application form to the computer operator. 
  • The computer operator will fill in the application on the online system on behalf of the applicant. The applicant shall download the duly filled Form 19 at e-Sevai centre and he shall sign and upload the same at e-Sevai centre.
  • The applicant shall send the hard copy of documents via speed post/ courier, quoting the application reference number, to the concerned Approving Authority (Assistant Director of Drugs Control (ADDC) of concerned zonal office). [Also Read: Waffle Street Food Business Idea]
The ADDC will scrutinize the application within 3 working days:
  • If the application is in complete shape, it will be forwarded to the Drugs Inspector for inspection report.
  • If the file is incomplete, the required particulars/documents will be requested from applicant through an online system by the approving authority within 7 working days. And after the receipt of required particulars, the application will be forwarded to the Drugs Inspector for inspection report.
The Drugs Inspector will inspect the premises and will upload his recommendation/ remarks on the online portal. The uploaded recommendation/ remarks will then be forwarded to the concern ADDC for recommendation within 7 working days. [Also Read: Incredible Nuts - Cashews Business]

After the receipt of the application with recommendation/ remarks from the Drugs Inspector, the Licensing authority (ADDC) will scrutinize the application:
  • If the application is in complete shape, the License will be issued within 7 working days.
  • If the recommendation of Drugs Inspector is for rejection, the Approving authority will take necessary follow-up action for rejection within 7 working days and the same will be communicated along with reason for rejection to the applicant through online system
The applicant can download the license from e-Seva Centre after the receipt of the SMS alert.

Overall Processing Time:
30 days


For More details visit: TN Drug Control


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