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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA)
Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution

Sections from Oct-2012 2013 2014 Trend
Total COTPA Violations 6270 63513 95250
Section-4 4914 57937 90396
Section-5 10 3860 316
Section - 6(a) 1241 358 1052
Section - 6(b) 90 1258 2880
Section – 7 15 100 606

COTPA-2003

The cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, production, Supply and Distribution) Acts (COTPA) 2003 was enacted by Government of India mainly to discourage the consumption of Cigarettes and other Tobacco products through imposing progressive restrictions and to protect non-smokers from second hand smoke.

Accordingly prohibition of manufacture, sale etc of Gutka and Panmasala containing tobacco or nicotine have been banned in the State with effect from 22/05/2012 by the Commissioner of Food Safety

The Key provisions under the Act include:-

Section-4
Prohibition of smoking in public places
Section-5
Prohibition on all forms of direct / indirect advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products
Section - 6(a)
Prohibition and sale of tobacco products to minors (any person who is under eighteen years of age)
Section - 6(b)
Prohibition and sale of tobacco products in an area within a radius of one hundred yards of any educational institution
Section – 7
Mandatory depiction of specified health warnings on all tobacco products

Yearwise statement of COTPA violations


Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
JANUARY
SEC 4
9304
1763000
9304
1763000
SEC 5
10
0
10
0
SEC 6(a)
63
83700
63
83700
SEC 6(b)
178
109000
178
109000
SEC 7
22
3000
22
3000
FEBRUARY
SEC 4
8814
1601500
18118
3364500
SEC 5
12
0
22
0
SEC 6(a)
45
68850
108
152550
SEC 6(b)
240
98800
418
207800
SEC 7
20
0
42
3000
MARCH
SEC 4
9599
1877600
27717
5242100
SEC 5
21
0
43
0
SEC 6(a)
99
86650
207
239200
SEC 6(b)
236
75100
654
282900
SEC 7
39
17600
81
20600
Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
JANUARY SEC 4 6014 1046900 6014 1046900
SEC 5 25 0 25 0
SEC 6(a) 25 10700 25 10700
SEC 6(b) 99 110400 99 110400
SEC 7 7 0 7 0
FEBRUARY SEC 4 6073 1046350 12087 2093250
SEC 5 31 0 56 0
SEC 6(a) 30 25200 55 35900
SEC 6(b) 76 104800 175 215200
SEC 7 11 0 18 0
MARCH SEC 4 7062 1190250 19149 3283500
SEC 5 26 0 82 0
SEC 6(a) 59 42050 114 77950
SEC 6(b) 80 54900 255 270100
SEC 7 23 0 41 0
APRIL SEC 4 6070 1064000 25219 4347500
SEC 5 1 0 83 0
SEC 6(a) 48 34500 162 112450
SEC 6(b) 72 125700 327 395800
SEC 7 15 0 56 0
MAY SEC 4 8174 1445900 33393 5793400
SEC 5 20 0 103 0
SEC 6(a) 66 33900 228 146350
SEC 6(b) 152 56600 479 452400
SEC 7 25 0 81 0
JUNE SEC 4 8246 1458600 41639 7252000
SEC 5 24 0 127 0
SEC 6(a) 200 18400 428 164750
SEC 6(b) 655 117700 1134 570100
SEC 7 230 4100 311 4100
JULY SEC 4 8432 1475150 50071 8727150
SEC 5 8 0 135 0
SEC 6(a) 120 143000 548 307750
SEC 6(b) 367 124200 1501 694300
SEC 7 78 0 389 4100
AUGUST SEC 4 9501 1783400 59572 10510550
SEC 5 61 0 196 0
SEC 6(a) 90 86750 638 394500
SEC 6(b) 262 148500 1763 842800
SEC 7 55 400 444 4500
SEPTEMBER SEC 4 7596 1855900 67168 12366450
SEC 5 34 0 230 0
SEC 6(a) 119 131500 757 526000
SEC 6(b) 250 138800 2013 981600
SEC 7 50 0 494 4500
OCTOBER SEC 4 7618 1437950 74786 13804400
SEC 5 49 0 279 0
SEC 6(a) 137 69000 894 595000
SEC 6(b) 312 92500 2325 1074100
SEC 7 53 15200 547 19700
NOVEMBER SEC 4 7422 1326400 82208 15130800
SEC 5 17 0 296 0
SEC 6(a) 67 29850 961 624850
SEC 6(b) 285 196300 2610 1270400
SEC 7 25 0 572 19700
DECEMBER SEC 4 8188 1507600 90396 16638400
SEC 5 20 43700 316 43700
SEC 6(a) 91 93900 1052 718750
SEC 6(b) 270 145100 2880 1415500
SEC 7 34 269700 606 289400
Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
JANUARY SEC 4 2809 402000 2809 402000
SEC 5 0 0 0 0
SEC 6(a) 2 0 2 0
SEC 6(b) 22 63000 22 63000
SEC 7 2 0 2 0
FEBRUARY SEC 4 2162 350400 4971 752400
SEC 5 5 0 5 0
SEC 6(a) 5 200 7 200
SEC 6(b) 18 23800 40 86800
SEC 7 4 0 6 0
MARCH SEC 4 3665 420950 8636 1173350
SEC 5 8 0 13 0
SEC 6(a) 15 4000 22 4200
SEC 6(b) 105 42700 145 129500
SEC 7 1 0 7 0
APRIL SEC 4 3857 448100 12493 1621450
SEC 5 13 0 26 0
SEC 6(a) 15 0 37 4200
SEC 6(b) 118 105300 263 234800
SEC 7 7 0 14 0
MAY SEC 4 4297 547350 16790 2168800
SEC 5 246 39700 272 39700
SEC 6(a) 19 0 56 4200
SEC 6(b) 141 51300 404 286100
SEC 7 9 200 23 200
JUNE SEC 4 5133 677600 21923 2846400
SEC 5 929 120100 1201 159800
SEC 6(a) 31 0 87 4200
SEC 6(b) 80 35600 484 321700
SEC 7 9 200 32 400
JULY SEC 4 4402 636700 26325 3483100
SEC 5 923 107100 2124 266900
SEC 6(a) 31 7300 118 11500
SEC 6(b) 94 47800 578 369500
SEC 7 19 0 51 400
AUGUST SEC 4 5033 724500 31358 4207600
SEC 5 854 130600 2978 397500
SEC 6(a) 51 0 169 11500
SEC 6(b) 91 65900 669 435400
SEC 7 12 0 63 400
SEPTEMBER SEC 4 6487 966400 37845 5174000
SEC 5 620 80300 3598 477800
SEC 6(a) 70 39000 239 50500
SEC 6(b) 74 22000 743 457400
SEC 7 8 0 71 400
OCTOBER SEC 4 6496 1017900 44341 6191900
SEC 5 246 36200 3844 514000
SEC 6(a) 56 24300 295 74800
SEC 6(b) 130 82500 873 539900
SEC 7 9 0 80 400
NOVEMBER SEC 4 7253 1264800 51594 7456700
SEC 5 8 0 3852 514000
SEC 6(a) 24 25800 319 100600
SEC 6(b) 177 30300 1050 570200
SEC 7 12 0 92 400
DECEMBER SEC 4 6343 1024050 57937 8480750
SEC 5 8 0 3860 514000
SEC 6(a) 39 14100 358 114700
SEC 6(b) 208 94000 1258 664200
SEC 7 8 0 100 400
Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
OCTOBER SEC 4 1811 259100 1811 259100
SEC 5 2 0 2 0
SEC 6(a) 5 0 5 0
SEC 6(b) 38 18800 38 18800
SEC 7 4 0 4 0
NOVEMBER SEC 4 1987 354700 3798 613800
SEC 5 1 0 3 0
SEC 6(a) 8 0 13 0
SEC 6(b) 30 17400 68 36200
SEC 7 4 0 8 0
DECEMBER SEC 4 1116 208800 4914 822600
SEC 5 7 0 10 0
SEC 6(a) 1228 225800 1241 225800
SEC 6(b) 22 3000 90 39200
SEC 7 7 0 15 0