Xtended Licensing and Laboratory Node ( XLN )
Food and Drugs Control Administration revolves around the SALES & MANUFACTURING aspects related to Food & Drugs including Cosmetics. FDCA head office is located in Gandhinagar with 25 Circle Offices stationed in various district. Some Circle Office handle more than 1 district operations. Each Circle office is headed by an Asst. Commissioner. 4-5 Drug Inspectors/Sr. DI looking into field duties. FDCA is a Sales & Mfg - Licensing issueing authorities to Pharma companies ie manufacturers of drugs , Wholesalers, retailers, stockists, CF agents etc. Its enforcement activities revolves around monitoring of quality of drugs manufactured or coming from other states. Ensure reduction in manufacturing of spurious drugs, ensure stop-use of sub-standard drugs etc. Identically for the Food sector also. FDCA/DCD/DCA is an authority responsible for issuing Licenses to Manufacturers and Sales Licenses to Retailers and Wholesalers of pharma and related Products. Stockists, distributors and C and F agents also fall within the perview. Enforcement is also an important duty of this dept. i.e monitor quality of drugs being manufactured or coming from other states. Hence timely recall of sub-standard , spurious drugs after proper laboratory testing is also a very important function of the dept. Overview of the XLN software & its services :- * Online Applications by stake holders (Retailers & Wholesalers , from their premises ) * e-File Movements of Files from field offices to head offices. * Inspections & Monitoring of Legal Actions alongwith Court cases follow-Ups * Sampling & laboratory Testing* Mass Dissemination of Sub Standard / Spurious Drug Batches to end-users, towards stopping distribution/Recall of batches. * e-Communication e-Query, e-replies, and SMS * Online Licenses * MIS / LAQ / RTI Compilations at various levels.