This book is an authoritative and comprehensive treatise on the law on control of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in India and is the outcome of serious scholarship rendered by the author who was associated with the subject in various capacities for about two decades.
Dr M C Mehanathan, a Doctor of laws, is an alumnus of Scott Christian College, Nagercoil; Government College of Law, Thiruvananthapuram; Law Academy's Centre for Advanced Legal Studies, Thiruvananthapuram; and Postgraduate Department of Law, Nagpur University. Having started his career as an advocate in the year 1978, he joined the Government of India in 1982 through the Civil Services Examination, 1980. During his career in the Government of India, which lasted up to October 2013, for about eight years, he held the position of Dy. Legal Adviser/Legal Adviser of the Narcotics Control Bureau. After his service as Legal advisor, Dr Mehanathan, superannuated from the Government of India as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Other books authored by Dr Mehanathan are 'Law of Control on Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in India' (2014, LexisNexis) and 'International Legal Control on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances'.