In the business of drugs & cosmetic, licensing is mandatory in India. This law comes under the Drug & Cosmetic Act 1940. This act ensures the end-to-end process manufacturing to sale of drugs in India. The act defines " drug " which is used for human beings or animals internally or externally. It involves all the substance in diagnosing to treatment process. It includes Ayurvedic and Unani drugs as well.


  • Constitution of the firm (MOA/AOA)
  • Any ID proof of proprietor
  • Ownership documents or rental agreement in case of property is rented.
  • Site plan and key plan of the premises.
  • Proof of storage space like refrigerator, cold storage etc.
  • Affidavit from registered pharmacist
  • Proof of qualification - experience certificate - Appointment letter


  • Minimum Area Requirement
    • The carpet area should be 10sq ft. For wholesale or retail outlets. And minimum 15 sqft. area for combined wholesale and retail outlets.
  • Storage Facility • A drugstore or pharmacy must have air conditioner, sound ventilation system and refrigerator.
  • Technical Staff
    • Drug must be sold before a registered pharmacist or graduate with minimum 1 year experience in drugs or passed intermediate level with 4 years’ experience in drug sale marketing.