National Tobacco Control Programme | Directorate of Health Service | Government Of Assam, India
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Government Of Assam Health & Family Welfare Directorate of Health Service

National Tobacco Control Programme

  • National Tobacco Control Program was launched in October’ 2007. At present NTCP in Assam is functioning in the State capital, Kamrup (M) and Jorhat District. On April 2012, the program came under the administrative management of Directorate of Health Services.

    The four components of NTCP are:

    • Population-based community interventions
    • Counter-marketing
    • Program policy/regulation
    • Surveillance and evaluation

    Following are the specific steps for implementing (as per Govt. of India’s Guidelines).

    State Tobacco Control Cell-There is a State Tobacco Control Cell in the State level to build the capacity of the state in effective enforcement of the Anti –tobacco Act and also to coordinate the District Tobacco Control Programme. The State Tobacco Control Cell Personnel are one State Nodal Officer, one State Consultant.

    District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) for implementation of the anti-tobacco laws, public awareness against ill - effects of tobacco use. The DTCC personnel are One District Nodal Officer, One Psychologist, one Social Worker, One Data entry operator, engaged on contractual basis selected by the State Unit to carry out the tobacco control activities.

    Objective

    • The general objective is to reduce demands & supply of Tobacco products to protect the citizens of Assam.
    • To facilitate the effective implementation of Tobacco Control Laws.
    • To bring about greater awareness about the harmful effect of Tobacco
    • To provide Tobacco Cessation services through TCC.

    Financial Achievement:

    Year

    Fund Allocated by
    Government of INDIA
    Fund Uitilized Details by
    State NTCP cell, DHS,ASSAM
    Remarks

    2012-13Rs.26,23,613/-Rs.29,86,613/-UC Submitted to Govt of India
    2013-14Rs.59,97,000/-Rs.40,94,278/-UC Submitted to Govt of India
    2014-15Rs.64,50,000/-Rs.30, 0000/-(Utilized)Rs.34,50,000/-UC not Submitted as fund is not fuly utilized.
    Release from NHM to DHS on 30/09/2015

    The fund has been routed from Government of India through State Finance Department to NHM and then to NTCP sub account under DHS
    (Joint signature of DHS & SNO). The Audited and CA Certified UC /SOE have been submitted to Govt. of India.

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