Last updated: August 7th 2020

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Any “person” or “company”
Fine, Jail
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Enforcement Agency

Police officers of the rank of Sub-Inspector and above

Analysis

For the first offense, a fine up to 5,000 rupees. For the second offense, imprisonment up to three months, a fine not less than 100,000 rupees, or both.

To align with Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should provide for a range of penalties – including license suspension and revocation - and for corrective action. In addition, consideration should be given to whether 5,000 rupees (approximately $55) is a large enough penalty to deter violation by the tobacco and/or advertising industry.

Sponsorship

Any “person” or “company”
Fine, Jail
Enforcement Agency

Police officers of the rank of Sub-Inspector and above

Analysis

For the first offense, a fine up to 5,000 rupees. For the second offense, imprisonment up to three months, a fine not less than 100,000 rupees, or both.

To align with Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should provide for a range of penalties – including license suspension and revocation - and for corrective action. In addition, consideration should be given to whether 5,000 rupees (approximately $55) is a large enough penalty to deter violation by the tobacco and/or advertising industry.

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