Dr V. G. Somani

Dr V. G. Somani Drugs Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Dr V G Somani is appointed as Drugs Controller General of India through All India open selection held by UPSC in July 2019.

Dr V G Somani was lastly working as Joint Drugs Controller (India) having 21 years of vast experience in Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). He is highly qualified and well experienced in the field of GMP, GCP, GRP, GDP, Dossier Review, GLP etc. and worked on all posts in the hierarchy of Central Drugs Control Department including as Drugs Controller General of India.

He has done his M. Pharm and PhD on UGC Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has also presented various papers in national and international conferences.

He has been selected and now working as Chairman of WHO’s Member State Mechanism (MSM) of 194 countries on substandard and falsified medical products at Geneva, Switzerland vide World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution 65.19 which is very prestigious post for India to safeguard India’s interest for making affordable generic medicines acceptable in the world inspite of opposing lobby from the western world.

He is known for simplification of complex regulatory processes to ensure access to safe, efficacious and quality medicines including generic and innovative products.