Pan Masala ban in jharkhand: to sell pan-cigarettes license in Jharkhand

It was said in the meeting that no type of tobacco product should be sold within 100 yards of the schools. The Chief Secretary specifically told the DCs of Ranchi and Ramgarh that attended the meeting that you need to pay more attention. Ensure that such shops are closed.

2nd December, 2020

Those selling pan-cigarette and tobacco products in Jharkhand will now have to take a license. At the same time, in the new reinstatement, those getting government jobs will now have to give an affidavit of not consuming tobacco. Instructions have been sent to the personnel department for this. The meeting of the State Tobacco Control Coordination Committee chaired by Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh has been directed to implement this provision strictly.

It was said in the meeting that after obtaining the license to sell tobacco products, shopkeepers will be able to sell only paan, cigarettes or tobacco products. You will not be able to sell biscuits, tea and other products in the shop. Significantly, this provision is already in force, but so far only 150 paan, cigarette sellers have taken the license. However, they are also selling other products.

It was said in the meeting that on strict implementation of this provision, grocery or other shopkeepers will not be able to sell cigarettes or gutkha. Principal Secretary of Health Department Dr. Nitin Kulkarni, NCD Convenor Dr. LR Pathak, and representatives of the Urban Development Department, Rural Development Department, Labor Department were also present.

Stop ban pan masala at the state border

The Chief Secretary said that pan masala banned in the state should be stopped at the entry point of the state border. DC and SP have been instructed to closely monitor it. The Chief Secretary directed to implement tobacco control at the panchayat level.

Declare tobacco-free zone in the private sector

Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh has directed the Director of Industries that other major sites by the chief of private sector companies

But it has been directed to ensure that the Tobacco Free Zone Board is installed

Government premises should be kept tobacco-free

The Chief Secretary said that the government premises should be kept completely tobacco-free. Project building, Nepal House, Police Headquarters, and District and Block level offices were declared to be tobacco-free zones and a board was issued.

Tobacco products not sold within 100 yards of a school

It was said in the meeting that no type of tobacco product should be sold within 100 yards of the schools. The Chief Secretary specifically told the DCs of Ranchi and Ramgarh that attended the meeting that you need to pay more attention. Ensure that such shops are closed.

Category: India: Jharkhand

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Reported by:
Maharanee Kumari