Debate on GST for hand sanitisers continue, SKCDA seeks details from Karnataka FDA
The association has also written letters to different government authorities seeking clarity on the classification of hand sanitisers
The Suvarna Karnataka Chemists and Distribution Association (SKCDA) has sought clarification from the State drug controllers about the procedures followed by the authority in granting manufacturing as well as sale licenses to manufacturers of hand sanitisers in the State. It has written a letter to the drug controlling authority with a request for detailed data pertaining to applications, verifications, inspections and grant of license for manufacture and sale of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, gels and rubs.
In its letter to the state drug controllers, the association has requested for details of documents submitted by the applicants through hard copies as well as soft copies. It also wants details of the total number of licenses granted for manufacture for sale of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, gels, rubs by the drug controller department of Karnataka through in Form 25 (Allopathic), Form 25C (Homoeopathic) and Form 32 (Cosmetic). It has also asked for details like batch and quality reports submitted till date by manufacturers who have been granted permission to manufacture for sale licenses for hand sanitisers in the state. It also wants to know that if the applicant applied for the license to manufacture for sale through form 25, has the applicant adhered to the condition specified in Rule 71 (1) to (7)