Accordingly, AKCDA, its district units at Thrissur and Kasargod, and their office bearers, have been directed to cease and desist from indulging in the practice of insisting NOC prior to stockist appointment.
4,78,545, calculated at the rate of 10 % of the average income of AKCDA, under the provisions of Section 27 of the Act.
Based on the evidence collected by the DG during investigation in this case, the Commission concluded that AKCDA and its District Units at Thrissur and Kasargod have been indulging in the practice of NOC prior to the appointment of stockists by pharmaceutical companies, which was limiting and controlling the supply of drugs in the State of Kerala, in violation of the provisions of Section 3(1) read with 3(3)(b) of the Act.
Further, the Commission has also found office bearers of AKCDA and its District Units at Thrissur and Kasargod, namely Shri A.
has chosen to move ahead with the boycotting, following the reduced rate of commission and the intervention of the NPPA.
has determined to proceed with the ban, following the diminished rate of commission and the intervention of the NPPA.