MECHANISM IN STATES
The states should set up an Anti Narcotics Task Force under an IG level officer with duties and responsibilities duly demarcated.
The state should have formalized an Action Plan to address narcotics related issues. The Action Plan should include, inter-alia, identification of regions which are sensitive to drugs trafficking, requiring focused attention and strategies for action in these regions. The Action Plan should address both demand control and supply control strategies.Assistance to states can be provided for acquiring equipment for surveillance, laboratories and offices. The scheme does not provide for assistance to meet recurring expenditure. Assistance will be provided only to cells/units which are exclusively engaged in drug law enforcement. The assistance received shall not be diverted for other purpose. Assistance will also be provided for special projects falling within the mandate of NCB. The assistance would be in the form of a grant in aid to states with no matching assistance required.The grant-in-aid may be given on an annual basis, subject to submission of utilization certificate and audit certificate in respect of utilization of grants received earlier.