THE ASSOCIATION WHO WE ARE 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. OUR MISSION & VISION 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 Maharashtra 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 association 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 individuals. 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.