1.) The Committee (MEC) shall undertake field visits at the experimental site(s) approved by the RCGM. If necessary, the MEC shall constitute Monitoring Team(s) to visits experimental sites for the purpose of collecting scientific information.
2.) The committee shall prepare formats for collecting scientific information on transgenic crops in limited field trials based on the experimental design approved by the RCGM.
3.) The Committee shall collect the information on the comparative agronomic advantages of the transgenic plants.
4.) The Committee shall advise, time to time, the RCGM on the risks and benefits from the use of the transgenic plants put into evaluation. The committee can suggest new experimental design(s) to RCGM and also assist in collecting, consolidating and analyzing the field data for evaluating the environmental risks emanating from the transgenic plants.
5.) The Committee shall evaluate the field trial data and apprise the RCGM on those transgenic crops which would found environmentally safe and economically viable for the RCGM to recommend to Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, for consideration for release into the environment.
6.) The Committee may undertake field visits at the experimental site(s) approved by the GEAC for the purpose of collecting scientific information, based on specific request made by the GEAC. The Committee may submit its report to GEAC directly with information to RCGM.
7.) Occasionally, RCGM can also request the Committee to do specific jobs which were not enumerated above.
8.) The Committee shall maintain all the information provided by the applicants as confidential.
9.) The Committee shall function for a period of three years from the date of notification.
10.) The members of the committee shall be paid TA/DA as per the Government rules & regulations.