A Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) has been established on the 1st of December 2008 comprising all the Pharma CPSUs under the Department of Pharmaceuticals. The Bureau will bring about effective collaboration and cooperation in furthering the working and resources of these organizations. More specifically it would:
- Co-ordinate marketing of the generic drugs through the Jan Aushadhi stores.
- Co-ordinate supply of medicines in the State from their own plants, other Pharma PSUs of Central & State Governments and Private Sector.
- Coordinate with Hospitals in preparation of formulary.
- Monitor proper running of Jan Aushadhi stores with the help of other CPSUs.
- Provide medicines as per rates decided in the joint Forum/Core Committee.
- Monitor activities of the Jan Aushadhi stores in the areas allocated to them.
To begin with the Bureau has started working as separate and independent unincorporated entity from its office at IDPL , Gurgaon with an independent administration, operation and accounting system for its receipts and expenses. The Central Government would suitably assist the Bureau both financially and technically till the Bureau sustains by itself through its own operations. Other Central and State Pharma PSUs would also be given the opportunity to join the Bureau. The Bureau has been registered as an independent society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a separate legal entity in April, 2010. BPPI follows the provisions of GFR, 2005 as amended from time to time, the CVC guidelines, and instructions from the Department of Pharmaceuticals. Under the mandate, BPPI is required to coordinate with States to open stores, monitor functioning of the stores, fixing Maximum Retail Prices (including fixing common prices, in consultation with NPPA for the medicines manufactured by the CPSUs for Jan Aushadhi supply) and also suggest/approve common super stockiest to ensure a proper supply chain mechanism.