First India elected as president of INCB
Jagjit Pavadia, a retired officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs), has been elected as the president of the Vienna based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). It is for the first time that an Indian is heading INCB and second woman in INCB history to head it.
- The Board will pay particular attention to the timely supply of and access to controlled drugs during emergency situations.
- It will also continue its work on the development of guidelines for the control and monitoring of cannabis and cannabis-related substances.
- INCB monitors the compliance of UN Member States with the three international drug control conventions and the functioning of the international drug control system.