ImageThe Gujarat Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) commissioner Dr S P Adeshera has submitted his resignation to the government with a three months notice period ending first week of December 2007.

Adeshera has taken charge as FDCA commissioner in Gujarat – the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing state in the country – in 1st August 1997. He was working as Joint Commissioner of the administration from 1990, and had active role in various policy and administration related renovations of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

He has been working either as a chairman or a member of the committees constituted by the central government to decide various regulatory related issues in pharmaceutical sector. He is the chairman for the sub committee under Drug Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine erythromycin formulation, bulk drugs etc., Sub Committee to examine the recommendation of sub-committee on Good Laboratory Practices, chairman with zonal committee for identification and elimination of spurious drugs, Western Zone (CDSCO) under NPPA.