COTPA

The cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, production, Supply and Distribution) Acts (COTPA) 2003 was enacted by Government of India mainly to discourage the consumption of Cigarettes and other Tobacco products through imposing progressive restrictions and to protect non-smokers from second hand smoke.

Accordingly prohibition of manufacture, sale etc of Gutka and Panmasala containing tobacco or nicotine have been banned in the State with effect from 22/05/2012 by the Commissioner of Food Safety

Crime Statement of COTPA Violations for - 2013

Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
JANUARY Section 4 2809 402000 2809 402000
Section 5 0 0 0 0
Section 6(a) 2 0 2 0
Section 6(b) 22 63000 22 63000
Section 7 2 0 2 0
FEBRUARY Section 4 2162 350400 4971 752400
Section 5 5 0 5 0
Section 6(a) 5 200 7 200
Section 6(b) 18 23800 40 86800
Section 7 4 0 6 0
MARCH Section 4 3665 420950 8636 1173350
Section 5 8 0 13 0
Section 6(a) 15 4000 22 4200
Section 6(b) 105 42700 145 129500
Section 7 1 0 7 0
APRIL Section 4 3857 448100 12493 1621450
Section 5 13 0 26 0
Section 6(a) 15 0 37 4200
Section 6(b) 118 105300 263 234800
Section 7 7 0 14 0
MAY Section 4 4297 547350 16790 2168800
Section 5 246 39700 272 39700
Section 6(a) 19 0 56 4200
Section 6(b) 141 51300 404 286100
Section 7 9 200 23 200
JUNE Section 4 5133 677600 21923 2846400
Section 5 929 120100 1201 159800
Section 6(a) 31 0 87 4200
Section 6(b) 80 35600 484 321700
Section 7 9 200 32 400
JULY Section 4 4402 636700 26325 3483100
Section 5 923 107100 2124 266900
Section 6(a) 31 7300 118 11500
Section 6(b) 94 47800 578 369500
Section 7 19 0 51 400
AUGUST Section 4 5033 724500 31358 4207600
Section 5 854 130600 2978 397500
Section 6(a) 51 0 169 11500
Section 6(b) 91 65900 669 435400
Section 7 12 0 63 400
SEPTEMBER Section 4 6487 966400 37845 5174000
Section 5 620 80300 3598 477800
Section 6(a) 70 39000 239 50500
Section 6(b) 74 22000 743 457400
Section 7 8 0 71 400
OCTOBER Section 4 6496 1017900 44341 6191900
Section 5 246 36200 3844 514000
Section 6(a) 56 24300 295 74800
Section 6(b) 130 82500 873 539900
Section 7 9 0 80 400
NOVEMBER Section 4 7253 1264800 51594 7456700
Section 5 8 0 3852 514000
Section 6(a) 24 25800 319 100600
Section 6(b) 177 30300 1050 570200
Section 7 12 0 92 400
DECEMBER Section 4 6343 1024050 57937 8480750
Section 5 8 0 3860 514000
Section 6(a) 39 14100 358 114700
Section 6(b) 208 94000 1258 664200
Section 7 8 0 100 400

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Crime Statement of COTPA Violations for the period from October to December - 2012

Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
OCTOBER Section 4 1811 259100 1811 259100
Section 5 2 0 2 0
Section 6(a) 5 0 5 0
Section 6(b) 38 18800 38 18800
Section 7 4 0 4 0
NOVEMBER Section 4 1987 354700 3798 613800
Section 5 1 0 3 0
Section 6(a) 8 0 13 0
Section 6(b) 30 17400 68 36200
Section 7 4 0 8 0
DECEMBER Section 4 1116 208800 4914 822600
Section 5 7 0 10 0
Section 6(a) 1228 225800 1241 225800
Section 6(b) 22 3000 90 39200
Section 7 7 0 15 0

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The Key provisions under the Act include:-

  1. Prohibition of smoking in public places (Section-4)
  2. Prohibition on all forms of direct / indirect advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products (Section-5)
  3. Prohibition and sale of tobacco products to minors (any person who is under eighteen years of age)
    (Section - 6(a))
  4. Prohibition and sale of tobacco products in an area within a radius of one hundred yards of any educational institution (Section - 6(b))
  5. Mandatory depiction of specified health warnings on all tobacco products (Section – 7)