Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC)

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Main functions

 

To permit the use of GMOs and products thereof for commercial applications.

 

To adopt producers for restriction or prohibition, production, sale, import & use of GMOs both for research and applications under EPA.

 

To approve for conduct of large scale field trials, evaluation of large scale field trial data and final approval for release of transgenic crop in to the environment. 

 

To authorize large scale production and release of GMOs and productsthereof into the environment.

 

To authorize agencies or persons to have powers to take punitive actions under the EPA.

 
 

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING APPROVAL COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

 

S.no

Name & Designation

Position

 

 

 

1

Shri B.S. Parsheera. 

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Paryavaran Bhawan,

CGO Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi - 110 003

Chairman

2

Dr. C.D. Mayee

Chairman, ASRB

Anusandhan Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 003

Co-Chairman
3

Shri A. K. Goyal

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Environment & Forests 

Paryavaran Bhawan,

CGO Complex, Lodi Road

New Delhi - 110 003

Vice Chairman

 4

Dr. B.M.  Khadi

Director

Central Institute For Cotton Research (CICR)

Nagpur - 440 010

Maharashtra

Member

5

Prof. Akhilesh Tyagi

Head

Department of Plant Molecular Biology

University of Delhi South Campus

New Delhi - 110 021

Member

6

Prof. A.N.Mitra

Department of Chemistry

Delhi University 

North Campus

Delhi - 110 007

  Member

7

Dr. M. Uday Kumar

Department of Crop Physiology

University of Agricultural Science

Hebel, GRVR

Bangalore, Karnataka

Member

8

Shri A.K. Sanghi

Industrial Adviser (Engg)

Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

New Delhi - 110 011

Member

9

Dr. N. Manickam

Scientist EI

Environmental Biotechnology Div.

Industrial Toxicology Research Centre

Lucknow - 226  001

Uttar Pradesh

Member

10

Dr. Virander S. Chauhan

Director

International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB)

New Delhi - 110 067

Member

11

Shri. Govindraj Hegde

Assistant Professor

National Law School of India Universities

Bangalore - 560 072

Karnataka

Member

12

Prof. M.N. Murthy

Professor

Institute of Economic Growth

Delhi - 110 007

Member

13

Dr. Lalitha R Gowda

Scientist - E

Department of Protein Chemistry & Technology, Centre Food Technology and Research Institute

Mysore - 570 020

Member

14

Dr. P. Anand Kumar

Head,

National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi - 110 012

Member

15

Dr. Vasantha Muthuswamy,
Chief (BMS),
Indian Council of Medical Research,
Ansari Nagar, P.B. No. 4508,
New Delhi - 110 029
 

Member

16

Dr. P.S. Chandurkar,
Plant Protection Adviser,
Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine and Storage,
N.H. IV, Faridabad - 121 001
 

Member

17

Dr. B.K. Chaudhari

SEE & I/C, Treat. Lab

Central Pollution Control Board,

East Arjun Nager

Parivesh Bhawan

Delhi - 110 032

Member

18

Dr. K.K.Tripathi

Advisor,

Department of Biotechnology

Block No. 2, 7th Floor

CGO Complex, Lodi Road

New Delhi - 110 003

Member

19

Mrs. Mukta D. Tomar

Joint Secretary (ITP)

Investment & Technology Promotion (ITP) Division,

Ministry of External Affairs,

Room No. 811, Akbar Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 011

Member

20

Shri. S.L. Bhatt

Joint Secretary

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture

New Delhi - 110 001

Member

21

Shri. Debashish Panda

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Room No. 145-A, Nirman Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 011

Member

22

Shri S.B. Dongre

Director

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

New Delhi - 110 049

Member

23

Dr. A. Sundari

Reader in Agronomy

Faculty of Agriculture

Annamalai University

Annamalai Nagar

Tamil Nadu - 608002

Member
24

Dr. Rakesh Tuli

Director,

National Botanical Research Institute

Poxt Box No. 436

Rana Pratap Marg

Lucknow - 226 001

Member
25

Dr. Balram Ghosh

Scientist - F ,

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

University Campus

Mall Road

New Delhi - 110 007

Member
26

Dr. K.C. Jain

Additional Director General (Crop Sciences),

Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Krishi Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 001

Member
27

Dr. S. K. Apte

Associate Director (B),

Biomedical Group and Head Molecular Biology Division

BARC

Trombay

Mumbai - 400 085

Member
28

Shri Dinesh Sharma

Joint Secretary

Export Promotion (Agri)

Department of Commerce

Ministry of Commerce & Industry 

Udyog Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 001

Member
29

Dr. M. Venkateswlu

Drug Controller General of India

Directorate General of Health Sciences

Nirman Bhawan

New Delhi - 110 011

Member
30

Dr. Ranjini Warrier

Additional Director

Ministry of Environment & Forests 

Paryavaran Bhawan,

CGO Complex, Lodi Road

New Delhi - 110 003

 Member Secretary