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Substances declared controlled substances under NDPS Act

               Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, vide SO No. 834 (E) dated 26.3.2013 has in Exercise of Powers conferred by clause (viid) of Section 2 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985) declared Ergometrine and its salts, Ergotamine and its salts, Isosafrole, Lysergic Acid and its salts, 3, 4 –methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone, and its salts and preparations thereof, Methyl ethyl ketone, Norephedrine (Phenylpropanolamine), its salts and preparations thereof , 1-phenyl-2-propanone, Phenylacetic acid and its salts, Piperonal, Potassium permanganate, Safrole and any essential oil containing 4% or more safrole, Preparations of Ephedrine and Preparations of Pseudoephedrine as controlled substances for the purpose of the Act.

                This notification is issued having regard to the possible use of above substances in the production or manufacture of various narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and also to implement the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988.