The Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggists (MSCDA) is an apex body of nearly Seventy five Thousand chemists & Druggists spread throughout the state. The main activities comprise of protecting our member's interests, educate them through seminars and workshop to act as an interface between industry, government and trade.   We also represent the concern of chemists’ fraternity before the government, industrial bodies and others at available fora and seek the redressal of their grievances. We also supplement the government’s role in the healthcare sector by ensuring the availability of medicines in the remotest corner of the state.


The objects for which the association is established are :

1) To aid and develop pharmaceutical education in all its branches and
to co-ordinate the functioning of all the district associations in

2) To promote the scientific study of all branches of drug trade
industry and allied lines and with a view there to establish, maintain
or help in the establishment or maintenance of medical and
pharmaceutical organisations, laboratories, research arrangements,
seminars, refresher courses and also foundation and endowment of
studentships or scholarships and to take over the management of such
associations formed for a similar objective.

3) To encourage and assist the drug trade, industry & allied lines in
the diffusion of useful knowledge by arrangement and provision of
rooms holding of exhibitions, meetings and conferences, lectures,
printing and publishing of newspaper, periodicals, journals,
bulletins, leaflets, books, publishing house circulars etc.

4) To collect and circulate statistics and all other such information
relating to the drug trade, industry and allied lines.

5) To establish and maintain or to help in the establishment or
maintenance of libraries and reading rooms for general use of the
members of the association and all those engaged in the drug trade,
industry and allied lines.

6) To take necessary steps to safeguard the interest of the public in
all possible ways particularly against misbranded, sub-standard or
spurious drugs and medicines or help in the undertaking of legal
action in such matter signly or in co-operation with others.

7) To promote and protect the interests of the Drug trade and allied
lines in Maharashtra and of persons engaged therein.

8) To promote the development of the drug trade.

9) To elect or nominate representatives to legislatures, public or
private bodies, committees etc.

10) To subscribe to or become a member of and co-operate with or
amalgamate either wholly or partially with All India Association WIZ
(AIOCD) whether incorporated or in part similar to those of this
association or to help them financially.

11) To alter, extend or abridge any of the purposes mentioned in the
memorandum accept any other purposes as may thought fit by the


12) To develop and maintain friendly relations amongst its members and
all persons engaged in the trade and allied lines and profession and
also government medical, mercantile or other public or private bodies


13) To maintain and establish uniformity in rules, regulations usages
of the trade and the profession.


14) To undertake or help in undertaking propaganda or publicity work
in any part in any way on behalf of the trade and also all
merchandise, the deal in signly or along with others.


15) In order to achieve the above objects ‘the association’ shall have
the following powers.


a) To acquire, purchase, lease, hire or otherwise, lands, buildings,
and other property movable or immovable to construct, maintain or
alter any house, buildings or lands or works necessary for the purpose
of the association as it might think necessary from time to time.

b) To accept request, gifts, donations and subscriptions or provide
funds or endowment for the benefit of ‘the association’ or for any
specific purpose as it might think fit.

c) To sell, let out, improve, develop, exchange, lease, mortgage or
dispose off or turn to account otherwise deal in or with the property
of ‘the association’.

d) To invest all monies not immediately required for the purposes of
its business upon such securities or in such manner as may from time
to time be determined by the executive committee and to make donations
as and when though fit by it.


16) To organise extension lectures by eminent persons in the field of
medicines, pharmacology and specialised ailment diagnosis methods.


17) To organize a tour for suitable medical relief in areas affects by
malnutrition epidemics and other natural calamities(Tours for omitted)

e. To borrow or raise the money required for the purpose of ‘the
association’ upon such terms and in such manner and on such securities
as may be determined and particular by the issue of debentures charged
upon all or any of the properties of the Association.

f. To make, accept, endorse, execute issue and negotiate promissory
notes, bills of exchange debentures and other negotiable instruments.

g. To raise money by subscription or otherwise and to grant rights and
privileges to the members.

h. To do all such other acts, as may be conducive to the objects
stated in the memorandum or to any one of them.