Department at a glance:


Excise & Narcotics Department was declared as the State Nodal Agency for the purpose and administration of NDPS Act, 1985 by the Government of Mizoram in 1992.


Since then, it took initial steps in combating of illicit drug trafficking within the state. As a nodal department, the Excise & Narcotics Department have made all out efforts by having vigil over the city, towns and interior places even along the Indo-Myanmar border to prevent entry of narcotics from across the border.

Excise & Narcotics Department have been allocated the following business as per the Government of Mizoram (Allocation of Business) Rules,2019:

  1. Policy on Excise and Narcotics.
  2. Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 & Rules, 1983.
  3. Matters relating to Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
  4. All matters connected with licensing, distribution and regulation of liquors.
  5. All matters pertaining to Acts and Rules relating to Liquor Prohibition in Mizoram.
  6. Co-operation and coordination with NGO’s on excise and narcotics policy.
  7. The Mizoram Drugs (Controlled Substances) Act, 2016.


The Mizoram Liquor (Total Prohibition) Act, 1995 was enforced during 1997 to 2015. In this Act, Liquor was totally prohibited in the state.  In spite of heavy financial loss to be sustained, Government is committed to impose Prohibition Law due to pressure from various NGOs.  


From 2015-2019, The Mizoram Liquor(Prohibition & Control) Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014) was enforced and under this Act, Under this Act, licenced liquor shop were opened and liquor sold to any permit holder against their monthly quota. (Any person who attains 21 years could apply for a permit.) 


        Later, The Mizoram Liquor(Prohibition) Act, 2019 was passed in the Assembly on 20th March, 2019, repealing MLPC Act, 2014. It came into force from 28th May, 2019. Under this Act, prohibition is enforced again curtailing scope for earning revenue. The Mizoram Liquor (Prohobition) Rules 2022 which came into force on 7th September, 2022, enabling provision for sale of Grapes wine produced in Mizoram. Licence for winery and vendors is already issued. Now, there are two licenced winery at Champhai and Hnahlan. 





         Commissionerate of Excise & Narcotics, Aizawl was the headquarters of Excise & Narcotics Department under the charge of Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics, Mizoram. Besides, there are 8(eight ) district offices in Mizoram located at Aizawl, Lunglei, Siaha, Lawngtlai, Champhai, Kolasib, Serchhip and Mamit. Under Commissionerate there are Prosecution Branch and Anti-Narcotic Squad. 


          Excise & Narcotics Station are established at Aizawl, Lunglei, Siaha, Champhai, Kolasib, Serchhip, Mamit, Vairengte and Lawngtlai. There is 1(one) outpost at Rangvamual, Aizawl.


Each District office are under the charge of Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics, except Lawngtlai Excise & Narcotics Station which is functioned under Asst. Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics, Siaha District.  Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics, Siaha administered the erstwhile Saiha District.  There is Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics (Prosecution Branch), at Aizawl. Anti Narcotics Squad was a special Branch to combat Illicit Drugs and its relatives


          There are Excise & Narcotics Prosecution branches in all the District & Session Judges Courts within Mizoram with Prosecution Branch at District & Session Judge Court at Aizawl as the main branch which is under one Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics.

There are 9 Excise & Narcotics Stations and 1 outpost.

(1) Aizawl Stations

(2) Lunglei Stations

(3) Saiha Stations

(4) Champhai Stations

(5) Kolasib Stations

(6) Serchhip Stations

(7) Mamit Stations

(8) Vairengte Stations

(9) Lawngtlai Stations

(10) Rangvamual Outpost



          The Mizoram Excise & Narcotics Department is a uniformed cadre which performed duty 24x7 in combating drug menace and crimes connected thereto and offenders of Narcotic and Prohibition laws. The Department is, therefore, equipped with Arms and Wireless Radios. Its enforcement staff also undergone compulsory basic  training in combat, arms and drill.


          The Excise & Narcotics department has Mizoram Excise Manual, 2005 which come into force with effect from 13th Sept, 2006 vide Govt. Notification No. J. 23014/1/2004- EXC dated 14th Sept, 2006.


          Altogether, there are 634 (six hundred thirty four) sanctioned posts in Excise & Narcotics Department. 







Excise Department chanchin tlangpui:

(write up in Mizo - not a translated text of the above)


India ram State tinah Excise Department hi department upa berte zinga mi a ni a. Amaherawhchu, Mizoram-ah hi chuan kan hmelhriat har hle thung. Assam State chhunga District pakhat kan nih lai khan Assam Excise Act, 1910 kha hman a nih ve loh avangin Excise mi leh sa pawh an rawn dah ngai lova.


Mizoram Excise Department hi Department upa tak ni lo mahse Department thang duang ve tak a ni a. Mizoram Union Territory kan nih hnu kum khatah Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 chu siam a ni a, 1974 ah Inspector of Excise pakhat lak a ni a, tunah chuan Commissionerate hran neiin alo awm ve ta a. Thawktu (sanctioned post) pawh 634 lai kan awm tawh a ni


Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 hman a nih hma chuan Dangerous Drug Act, 1930, Assam Opium Prohibition Act, 1947 leh Assam Ganja and Bhang Prohibition Act, 1958 te hmangin Mizoram Excise chuan hna kan thawk a. Tin, Mizoram-a sipai (Military & Para-Military) te zu in tur atangin chhiah thahnem tak kan la ve thin bawk a ni.


October 10, 1984-ah Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 leh Mizoram Excise Rule 1983 te chu hman a lo ni ta a. Hei hi Mizoram-a phalna nei lova zu sak, zawrh, etc. khap emaw zu zawrh phal theihna dan hman hmasak ber a ni. Tin, 1985-ah ruihhlo khuahkhirh leh khapna dan, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 chu kan hmang a. He danin a huam si loh damdawi hmansual thin dang khuahkhirh leh khap nan Assam Drug (Control) Act 1950 chu September 6, 1995 atangin kan hmang leh ta bawk a.


Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 chu tha tawk lova hriat anih avangin dan thar Mizoram Excise Act 1992 siam a ni leh a. He dan hi hman a nih hmain Sawrkar-in zu khap bur mai chu tha in a hre leh ta zawk a. Tichuan Mizoram Liqour Total Prohibition Act 1995 chu February 20, 1997-ah hman a ni.


Mizoram Excise department hi ruihhlo beihna kawngah a hnarkaitu ber a nih avangin NDPS Act ‘85 kengkawh tur hian Mizoram sorkarin nodal department-ah kum 1992 atang khan a dah a, department hming pawh hi ni 16.10.2006 atang khan “Excise & Narcotics Department” tia thlak a lo ni ta a ni.


Excise & Narcotics Department in kan thawh ber chu MLP Act, 2019; MLPC Act, 2014(now repealed); MLTP Act 1995(now repealed); ME Act 1973; NDPS Act 1985 leh Assam Drugs (Control) Act, 1950 kengkawhin zu leh ruihhlo te doin, Mizoram zu leh ruihhlo atanga fihlim tir tumin theih tawpin beih a ni.. Govt. of Mizoram (Allocation of Business) Rules, 2019 (ninth schedule) chuan kan Department hnathawh hetiang hian min tuk sak a ni:

  • 1. Policy on Excise and Narcotics.

    2. Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 & Rules, 1983.

    3. Matters relating to Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

    4. All matters connected with licensing, distribution and regulation of liquors.

    5. All matters pertaining to Acts and Rules relating to Liquor Prohibition in Mizoram.

    6. Co-operation and coordination with NGO’s on excise and narcotics policy.

    7. The Mizoram Drugs (Controlled Substances) Act, 2016.


Mizoram Excise & Narcotics hian tunah chuan District pariat - Aizawl, Lunglei, Saiha, Serchhip, Champhai, Kolasib, Mamit leh Lawngtlai -ah te Office neiin Aizawl, Mamit leh Lawngtlai tih lo-ah chuan Department building leh quarters nen Assistant Commissioner hovin kan awm a. Heng kan awmna hmunah hian mahni theuh a case buaipui thei turin Prosecution Branch hran court-ah kan nei vek bawk a. Hei bakah hian Vairengte leh Lawngtlai -ah Excise & Narcotics Station pakhat a awm a, Vairngte-ah check-gate pakhat a awm bawk a. Bairabi leh Zokhawthar-ah Station leh check-gate hawn tuma hmalak a ni. Rangvamual-ah Outpost 1 hawn mek a ni bawk. District thar 3 - Khawzawl, Hnahthial leh Saitual ah te pawh hian department office hawn tum a ni.


Kan Office zawng zawng hi ralthuam leh biakhlatna (Wireless Radio Communication) nen thuam vek a ni bawk.


Mizoram-ah Zu khap burna Dan (Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Act, 2019  (Act No. 8 of 2019)hman a nih avangin Champhai, Hnahlan, Aizawl leh Mizoram hmun danga Wineries lo din tawhte hi tawp vek rih a ni.


Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Act, 2019 (Act No. 8 of 2019) chu ni 20th March, 2019 khan Mizoram Legislative Assembly chuan a pass a. May ni 28, 2019 ah he DAN hi hman tan a ni. He dan hnuaia Rules chu a tul dang zelin la siam leh a ni ang.




Excise & Narcotics Department hian sanctioned posts 634 (Zaruk sawmthum pali) kan nei a. 




Mizoram sorkar chuan ni 26th June, 2018 khan Excise & Narcotics Department hnuaia post thenkhat hming thlak (redesignation order) a tichhuak a, chung te chu:

 SI. No.

Name of existing Designation


Approved New Designation


Deputy Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics

PB 3+GP Rs. 7600/-

Joint Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics


Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics

PB 3+GP Rs. 6600/-

Deputy Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics


Superintendent of Excise & Narcotics

PB 3+GP Rs. 5400/-

Assistant Commissioner of Excise & Narcotics