(Published in Part II, Section 3, Sub Section (ii) of the
Gazette of India Extraordinary)

Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority

New Delhi, Dated: 21st December, 2006

ORDER

S.O. 2137(E) :- In pursuance of paragraph 7 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995, read with No. S.O. 637(E) dated the 4th September, 1997 issued by the Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, in suppression of the order of the Government of India in the Ministry Chemicals and Fertilizers (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority) No. S.O. 1832(E) dated 29th December, 2005, published in the Gazette of India, extraordinary, part II, Section 3, sub-section (ii), hereby prescribes the norms as prescribed below for Conversion Cost, Packing Charges and Process Loss of materials for the purpose of the said paragraph, which shall come into force with immediate effect:

A

Conversion Cost

 

(a)

Tablets plain (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

7.26
10.51
17.68
20.86
24.83
Rs. 24.83+Rs. 0.60 for each 100 mg over 1200 mg

 (b)

Tablets Coated (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

10.88
15.32
23.61
28.37
36.10
Rs. 36.10+Rs. 0.80 for each 100 mg over 1200 mg

 (c)

Tablets Dispersible (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

7.98
11.56
19.45
22.95
27.31
Rs. 27.31+Rs. 0.61 for each 100 mg over 1200 mg

 (d)

Tablets Gelatin Coated (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Upto 600 mg
Over 601 mg to 900 mg
Over 901 mg to 1200 mg

Above 1200 mg

 

 

66.68
82.84
100.00
Rs. 100.00+ Rs. 1.05 for each 100 mg over 1200 mg

 (e)

Tablets Bi-layered (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

18.95
24.94
41.66
49.94
59.63
Rs. 59.63+Rs. 1.20 for each 100 mg over 1200 mg

 

 (f)

Tablets Sustained Release (per 1000 Nos)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

13.60
17.40
26.59
38.45
42.42
Rs.42.42+Rs. 0.90 for each 100 mg over 
1200 mg

(g)

Tablets Chewable (per 1000 Nos)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large 1201 mg to 1500 mg
Extra Extra large above 1500 mg

8.52
12.01
18.19
24.21
28.77

31.99
Rs.31.99+Rs. 0.65for each 100 mg over 
1500 mg

 (h)

Effervescent Tablets (per 1000 Nos.)

Rs.

 

(1) Small Size Tablet upto 1500mg

Same norms as prescribed under

Sl. No.-(c) above.

 

(ii) Large Size Tablet Above 1500mg

163.00

(i)

Tablets Inlay (per 1000 Nos)

Rs.

 

Small upto 100 mg
Medium 101 mg to 350 mg

Large 351 mg to 600 mg
Extra Large 601 mg to 900 mg
Extra Extra large 901 mg to 1200 mg

Extra Extra large above 1200 mg

20.11
28.80
45.27
56.95
66.72
Rs.66.72+Rs. 1.35 for each 100 mg over 
1200 mg

 (j)

Capsules (per 1000 Nos)

Rs.

 

(i) Soft capsules
Upto 7.5 minim

Over 7.5 and upto 14 minim
Over 14 and upto 22 / 24 minim

 

52.11
67.15
86.89

 

(ii) Hard capsules

44.91

 

(iii) Sustained Release capsules

97.85

 (k)

Liquids (per litre)

Rs.

 

Syrup and Elixirs
Suspension, emulsions & Malts
Pediatric Drops

6.05
7.26
13.70

 (l)

Ointments and Creams (per kg.)

Rs.

 

Ointment Ordinary
Ointment Sterile

17.55
36.21

 (m)

Ampoules (per 100 Nos.)

Rs.

 

Upto 1 ml.
Over 1 ml. Upto 5 ml.
Over 5 ml. Upto 10 ml.

Over 10 ml to 15 ml
Over 15 ml.

34.96
42.66
45.53

52.58
Rs. 52.58 + Rs. 0.72 for each ml over 15 ml

 (n)

Sterile Liquid Vials (per vial)
(including sterile eye, ear and nasal drops)

Rs.

 

Upto 5 ml.
Over 5 ml. Upto 15 ml.
Over 15 ml. Upto 30 ml.
Over 30 ml. Upto 100 ml.

0.98
1.24
1.56
Rs. 1.56+ Rs. 0.14 for each 10 ml over 30 ml

(o)

(i)Intravenous Fluids(FFS/BFS.)

Upto 100 ml

Over 100ml Upto 500 ml

Over 500ml Upto 1000 ml

 

(ii)Intravenous Fluids (Others)

Upto 100 ml

101 ml to 250 ml

251 ml to 500 ml

501 ml to 750ml

751 ml to 1000 ml

1001 ml to 2000 ml

2001 ml to 3000 ml

Rs.

2.00

3.05

4.00

 

Rs.

0.56

1.25

2.45

3.00

4.45

7.30

11.25

 (p)

Non-sterile Dry Powder Granules and 
Pallets (per kg.)

Rs.

 

Dry Powder
Granules

Pallets

10.63
13.65

120.00

 (q)

Sterile Dry Powder & Granules (per vial)

Rs.

 

Upto 1 gm
Over 1 gm upto 5 gm.
Over 5 gms.

0.86
1.10
1.45

 (r)

Sterile Dry Powder Lyophylised (per vial)

Rs.

 

Upto 1 gm
Over 1 gms.

3.05
4.15

 (s)

Aerosol, Inhalers and Sprays

Rs. 2.25 per pack

 

 

 

B

Packing Charges

 

 (1)

Tablets packed in Random
(Plain, coated and sustained release)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 10
11 to 30
31 to 100
101 to 250
251 to 500
501 to 1000
Over 1000

0.25
0.71
0.95
1.46
1.90
2.40
Rs. 2.40+ (Rs. 0.00027 x number of tablets over 1000)

 (2)

Strips (Tablets/Capsules, Plain, coated, sustained release & small size Effervscent)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 10
Over 10

0.15
Rs. 0.15 + Rs. 0.01 for each tablet / capsule over 10

 (3)

Large Size Effervescent Tablets

Rs.

 

2s pack
4s pack
10s pack
50s pack

0.15
0.21
0.51
2.65

 (4)

Capsules packed in Random
(including hard, soft and sustained release)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 4
5 to 15
16 to 25
26 to 100
Over 100

0.36
0.60
0.93
1.22
Rs. 1.22 + (Rs. 0.0035 x number of capsules over 100)

 (5)

Liquids, Syrups, Elixirs, Suspensions, Emulsions & Malts

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 50 ml.
51 ml to 150 ml.
151 ml to 250 ml.
251 ml to 500 ml.
Over 500 ml.

0.72
0.95
1.17
1.61
Rs. 1.61 + (Rs. 0.00086 x number of ml over 500 ml)

 (6)

Ointments & Creams (Ordinary)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 50 gms.
51  to 150 gms.
151 to 250 gms.
251 to 500 gms.
Over 500 gms.

0.47
0.70
0.88
1.07
Rs. 1.07+ (Rs.0.00086 x number of gms over 500 gms)

 (7)

Ointments & Creams (Sterile)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 50 gms.
51  to 150 gms.
151 to 250 gms.
251 to 500 gms.
Over 500 gms.

0.58
0.84
1.04
1.28
Rs. 1.28 + (Rs. 0.00086 x number of gms over 500 gms)

(8)

Ampoules

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 5 ml.
Over 5 ml upto 15 ml

Over 15 ml

0.27
0.36

0.44

 (9)

Liquid Injections in vials
(including sterile eye, ear and nasal drops)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 5 ml.
Over 5 ml.

0.48
0.55

 

 

 

 (10)

Sterile Dry Powders (including
sterile Lyophilised) in vials

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 1 gm.
Over 1 gm.

0.18
0.30

 (11)

Non-sterile powders and Granules

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 50 gms.
51 gms to 100 gms.
101 gms to 500 gms.
Over 500 gms.

0.68
0.87
1.10
Rs. 1.10 + (Rs. 0.00035 x number of gms over 500 gms)

(12)

Intravenous Fluids (All Types)

Rs. per pack

 

Upto 100 ml.
101 ml to 250 ml.
251 ml to 500 ml.
501 ml to 750 ml.

751 ml to 1000 ml.

1001 ml to 2000 ml.

2001 ml to 3000 ml

0.45
0.58
0.67
0.80

1.15

2.05

3.08

 (13)

Aerosol, Inhalers and Sprays (per pack)

Rs. 2.50 per pack

 

 

C

Process Loss of raw materials (other than packing materials in conversion and packing) and process loss of packing materials in packaging:

 

 (1)

Raw Materials

 

 

(i) Tablets

 

 

(a) Plain
(b) Coated
(c) Press coated and multilayered
(d) Sustained release
(e) Effervescent (Bigger Size)

Effervescent (Small Size)
(f) Gelatin Coated

(g) Inlay

(h) Dispersible

(i) Chewable

(j) Multiple Kits

2.30 per cent
3.25 per cent
3.50 per cent
3.25 per cent
4.00 per cent
2.50 per cent

3.50 per cent

4.00 per cent

3.00 per cent

3.00 per cent

3.50 per cent

 

 

(ii) Capsules

 

 

(a) Soft
(b) Hard
(c) Sustained release

3.50 per cent
2.50 per cent
3.50 per cent

 

(iii) Liquids
(iv) Ointments and Creams
(v) Ampoules
(vi) Dry Powders
(vii) Vials
(viii) Aerosol Inhalers

(ix) I.V.Fluids (BFS)

(x) I.V. Fluids (Others)

 

 

2.50 per cent
2.50 per cent
12.00 per cent
2.50 per cent
4.50 per cent
7.00 per cent

12.00 per cent

10.00 per cent

 

 (2)

Packing Materials

 

 (i)

Tablets

 

 

(a) Plain
(b) Coated
(c) Press coated and multilayered
(d) Sustained release
(e) Effervescent (Bigger Size)

Effervescent (Small Size)
(f) Gelatin Coated

(g) Dispersible / Chewable / Multiple Kits

2.20 per cent
2.20 per cent
3.00 per cent
2.00 per cent
4.50 per cent
2.50 per cent

3.00 per cent

3.00 per cent

 (ii)

Capsules

(a)    Soft

(b)    Hard

(c)    Sustained Release

 

3.00 per cent
2.50 per cent

3.00 per cent

(iii)

Liquids

2.50 per cent

(iv)

Ointments and Creams

2.00 per cent

(v)

Ampoules

8.00 per cent

(vi)

Vials

4.00 per cent

(vii)

Dry Powders

3.00 per cent

(viii)

Aerosol & Sprays

4.00 per cent

(ix)

I.V.Fluids

4.00 per cent

 

Note:

1. Additional 10% of Packing Charges shall be applicable for Canulae / Applicator and Droppers, wherever provided.

2. For Inhaler using capsules, norms for capsules shall apply and where applicator and Cartridge is also given, and additional cost of Rs.0.60 shall be allowed as additional cost of packing for each the item.

3. For inhaler using cartridge, double the conversion cost norms for capsules shall be allowed.

4. For respules, norms for ampoules shall apply.

 

PN/90/2006/F File No. 8(6)/2006/DP/NPPA-Div.-II

(A. K. PAL)
Deputy Director