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No.
12/81/2006�CS � GEAC

Government
of India

Ministry of Environment
and Forests

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Email: warrier@nic.in

Telefax: 2436
3964, 2436 1613

 

Paryavaran Bhavan,

CGO Complex, Lodi Road,

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Dated 24.8.2006

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

 

Subject:��� Expert-Committee on Bt Brinjal and related
issues.

 

1.�������� In accordance with the decision taken
in the GEAC meetings held on 1.6.2006 under the chairmanship of Shri B S
Parsheera, Additional Secretary
and Chairman GEAC, it has been decided to set up an Expert-Committee under
the Chairmanship of Dr. Deepak Pental, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University to review
the feedback received on the Bt brinjal proposal submitted by M/s Mahyco.��

 

2.�������� The
Composition of the Sub-Committee shall be as follows: –

 

a)                 
Dr Deepak Pental, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, ����������Chairman

 

b)                 
Dr Mohan RamRetd Prof,
Dept of Botany, Delhi University.

 

c)                  
Dr
C R Babu
, former Pro-VC, Delhi University
and retired Prof, Dept of Botany, Delhi University.

 

d)                 
Dr. V. Prakash,
Director, Central Food Technology and Research Institute, Mysore & Member GEAC

 

e)                 
Dr B Sesikaran,
Director National Institute Nutrition, Hyderabad.���

 

f)                   
Dr. P Anand Kumar,Principal Scientist, National Research
Centre on Plant Biotechnology, (NRCPB), Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi &
Member GEAC

 

g)                 
Dr Rakesh Tuli, Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow & Member GEAC

 

h)                  Dr Mathura Rai, Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, P. O. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005.�rep of ICAR
 

i)                   
Prof M N Murthy,
Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave, New
Delhi & Member GEAC

 

j)                   
Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director, TATA Institute of Social Science,Mumbai.

 

k)                  
Representative of Ministry
of Health & Family Welfare.

 

l)                   
Dr. T.V. Ramanaiah,
Director, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi & Member Secretary RCGM

 

m)               
Dr R Warrier, Additional Director,
Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi ��Member Secretary GEAC

 

 

3. ������� The Expert-Committee shall have the
following terms of reference:

 

a)                 
To evaluate comments received from the various stakeholders vis-�-vis
the biosafety data generated by the Company and available scientific /technical
data/literature from studies conducted by various national and international
institutions.

b)                 
Suggest additional studies (if any) to be conducted.

c)                  
To evaluate the adequacy of the protocol proposed for LST and recommend
additional safeguards (if any).

d)                 
Recommend protocol for socio economic studies.

e)                 
Any other recommendation on related aspects.

 

4.                  
The
Chairman may co-opt other members with required expertise in the Committee as
and when required.

 

5.                  
If considered necessary
the Committee may also invite and hear the views of the stakeholders.

 

6. ������� The expenditure on
TA/DA for the non-official members of the Expert-Committee will be met from the
Biodiversity Conservation Scheme. The non- official members of the above l
Committeewill be entitled for TA/DA
including air fare as per their entitlement as per SR 190 and sitting charges
of Rs. 600/- per day for attending the meeting.

 

7.�������� This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority in
the
Ministry of Environment and Forests and with concurrence of
Internal Finance Division (IFD) vides their Dy No 1549/IFD/06 dated 21.8.2006.

 

 

(Dr. Ranjini Warrier)

Additional Director

To All
Members of the Expert Committee as per enclosed list.

 

 

Copy
to:

 

1.             
Pay
and account officer, Department of Environment, Forest and Wild Life, New Delhi

2.             
Cash Section����������������

3.             
Accounts Section, Department of Environment, Forest and Wild Life, New
Delhi

4.             
Director of Audit, Commerce, Works and Miscellaneous to AGCR building,
IP Estate.New Delhi-110002

5.             
Sanction File

6.             
Sanction Register

7.             
All Members of the Committee

8.             
PPS to MEF/ PPS to MOS/ PPS to Secretary E&F.