Doctors for You v. State of Bihar

Doctors for You, a non-governmental organization, sued the State of Bihar seeking implementation of various provisions of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). In response to the petition, the court ordered that signs informing the public about the negative effects of tobacco be posted at all government primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools as soon as possible. Additionally, the court ordered the local police to create a monthly report about enforcement of the Act and submit the report to various government agencies.

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Doctors For You v. State of Bihar, Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.14729 of 2013, High Court of Judicature at Patna (2014).

  • India
  • Aug 11, 2014
  • High Court of Judicature at Patna

Parties

Plaintiff Doctors For You

Defendant

  • Director General of Police, Bihar, Patna
  • Patna Municipal Corporation, through Municipal Commissioner, Patna
  • The Principal Secretary, Department of Education, Government of Bihar, Patna
  • The Principal Secretary, Department of Health, Government of Bihar, Patna
  • The Secretary, Department of Urban Development, Government of Bihar, Patna
  • The State of Bihar through the Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar, Patna
  • The Union of India through the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Indian, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110011

Cited Legislation

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