CDSCO mandates filing of online application for veterinary drugs on new SUGAM portal
New Delhi: Through a recent notification, the apex drug regulatory body Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has informed to file online applications of veterinary drugs on the new SUGAM module.
CDSCO has initiated a comprehensive e-Governance program for filing online applications through SUGAM portal with an objective to fast track approvals and bring in complete transparency in its operations.
"In continuation to above, a new SUGAM module for filing online applications of Veterinary Drugs has been launched on the portal," reads the notice.
The CDSCO notice further adds that no physical application will be accepted from August 15, 2019, onwards in this regard. The drug regulatory body has directed all stakeholders to use this facility. Moreover, CDSCO shall address appropriately any suggestions to improve the services.
Implementation of e-Governance at CDSCO through SUGAM portal has brought simplicity, transparency, reliability, accountability, timeliness and also simplified ease of business. It is the project of national importance that directly reflects the Governments DIGITAL INDIA initiatives and is a major influence in bringing reforms in the Indian Pharma Industry.
SUGAM portal provides a single-window for all its stakeholders to access the services provided by the portal by implementing role-based access control and actions. It has consolidated the entire Drug Regulatory framework at the centre and provides a centralized dashboard for monitoring the various regulatory clearances all over the country.
SUGAM enables online submission of applications requesting for permissions related to drugs, clinical trials, ethics committee, medical devices, vaccines and cosmetics. The system also builds up the database of approved drugs, manufacturers & formulations, retailers & wholesalers in India. The project also enables the complete digitization of the old CDSCO records having primarily application within the File, noting in Green sheet, and supporting documents.
This has enabled the provision for full text & metadata search on the scanned documents retrieval of information across multiple files for a single entity or drug type. The portal also consolidates & publishes the data about the various RCs/licenses being issued by various states Food & Drug administration offices in the country.