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Vellore - Apply for Drug License (Retail and Wholesale - Pharmacy)

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Drug License (Retail and Wholesale - Pharmacy) in Vellore.

  • No individual can start or continue a business dealing drugs / cosmetics / medicine in India, unless an appropriate license is obtained from the designated authority.
  • As different state has different parameters and regulations, as a first step applicant shall consult their local drug license authority to get advice on
    • Any updated rules and regulations in issuance of license.
    • Update on drugs that were included in the list for which license can’t be obtained.
    • Fees payment type etc.

Apply through e-Sevai Centres

  1. Use the following link to locate your nearest e-sevai centre. Link: E-sevai please use the “locate your near by esevai” and follow the screen prompt for details. AND link
  2. Please go to the e-sevai centre.
  3. Application form shall be obtained from the centre (if required please pay for the form).
  4. Please fill in the form and attach all the required documents and submit it to the e-sevai operator.
  5. Operator will check the details and feed them through the computer online.
  6. On successful submission an acknowledgement will be provided to the applicant please keep it safe for future reference.
  7. The service charge has to be paid.
  8. This submitted application will be processed further.
  9. Applicant gets notification about the process updates.
  10. Drug inspector will inspect the premises for verifying the correctness.
  11. After the inspection is over, Competent person will be asked to report for interview.
  12. Once all the above process are over appropriate authority will issue drug license.
  13. Applicant will receive a message on the registered mobile number to get his sanctioned license.
  14. Applicant shall download the license as appropriate.

  • Fee payment for the license is accepted in different formats like challan/cheque as applicable. Applicants are advised to take the consultation with the respective drug license authority for your area to prepare fees requirement.


Required Documents[edit]

  • The certificate of incorporation or registration
  • MOA & AOA or Partnership deed / LLP agreement
  • Pan card
  • Aadhar card
  • Age proof
  • Cancelled cheque (for bank account detail requirement)
  • List of directors
  • ID and address proof of director
  • Passport size photograph
  • Board resolution on the letterhead
  • Affidavit from directors
  • Sale deed document of the premises
  • If rented, registered rent agreement
  • NOC from the owner
  • Architect attested Key plan and site plan
  • Fees paid details
  • Document requirement from competent person
    • Bio data as per proforma
    • Appointment letter of competent person
    • Proof of qualification
    • Experience certificate
    • Passport size Photo
    • ID proof
    • Address proof
    • Affidavit of the competent person
Note :
  • Please take above mentioned documents in original and attested copies thereof (to be submitted) at the time of applying.
  • Please submit the applicable document from the above list as per applicant type.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Drugs Controller,
258-261, Anna Salai,
Phone:044-24321830/ 22440043 (R)
Fax: 24321830

Greater Chennai Corporation,
Sydenhams Rd, Kannappar Thidal,
Periyamet, Chennai – 600003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph : +91 044-25619300 / 044-25384438
e-mail : [email protected]
Fax : 25383962.

Link for contact information: Contacts link and link

TamilNadu e - Governance Agency
807, 7th Floor,
PT Lee Chengalvarayan Naicker Building,
Anna Salai (Mount Road), Chennai - 600 002

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization Directorate General of Health Services
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of India,
FDA Bhavan, ITO, Kotla Road, New Delhi -110002.
Phone:91-11-23216367(CDSCO)/ 23236975
Fax: 91-11-23236973
E-mail:[email protected]
Contact link: link



  • Any person/company/partnership firm/LLP can apply for drug license
  • A competent (registered pharmacist from the state pharmacy council) person with experience shall apply


Please pay as authority quote


  • Valid for period of 3 years
  • The license should be prominently displayed at the place of business during the business hours.

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Processing Time[edit]

45 days or as notified by the department

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A drug license is required to sell/distribute/store medicine. It can be obtained from appropriate government department.
  • This license will be helpful to follow the rules and regulations set by regulatory department.

Information which might help[edit]

Government has laid down stringent law and regulations for manufacturing and distribution of drugs and medicines in India.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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