NCB is the Central Authority for exercising powers and functions of the Central Government under NDPS Act.

NCB is the nodal agency for matters pertaining to drug law enforcement in India.

NCB coordinates actions taken by various agencies of Central and State Governments related to drug law enforcement in the country and matters pertaining to drug abuse. 

Issue Area

What is being done
(specific issue of coordination)

Regional Coordination Meetings – organized annually by NCB in 4 regions of India. In-depth discussion on drug trafficking related issues

Deliberations to formulate strategies to neutralize drug trafficking in coordination with other LEAs.


Coordination with States

(a) Institutional mechanisms at State for financial assistance for improving their enforcement capabilities.

(b) Organizing training modules for other drug LEAs and providing funds and resource persons. 

(c) Distribution of DD Kits

(d) Reward proposal
State Level Coordination Committee under Chief Secretary.

Anti-Narcotics Task Force headed by an IG level officer. 5 year Action Plan to address narcotics related issues.

Being done

Need for improved and more reliable DD kits

Clearing all pending reward proposals
Visits of States by NCB officers
  • DG NCB, DDG’s regularly visit States and meet CSs/ DGPs and other officers to interact on drug related matters.

  • ZDs of NCB regularly visit States to monitor utilization of Assistance provided to States and for other matters.
National Meetings
  • Narcotics Coordination Committees of Secretaries headed by Secretary Revenue. DG, NCB is Convener

  • Meeting with DCGI, NC and CCF for submission of returns to INCB.

  • Meeting with Nodal Officers of 10 illicit poppy growing States.

  • Multi Agency Centre (MAC) meeting

  • Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) meeting
Coordination meeting held by other agencies
  • State Multi Agency Coordination (SMAC) meeting

  • Regional Economic Intelligence Council (REIC) meeting

  • Lead Intelligence Agency (LIA) meeting