Q. With reference to Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) consider the following statements:
1.It is responsible for granting licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs.
2.It also has regulatory control over the import of drugs, approval of new drugs and clinical trials.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is responsible for granting licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs. It also has regulatory control over the import of drugs, approval of new drugs and clinical trials. It has been assigned responsibility under Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cdsco-falling-short-in-effectively-regulating-the-medical-devices-industry-parliamentary-panel/article65889086.ece