New Delhi: The Nuclear Safety Regulatory
Authority Bill was on Friday referred to the Parliamentary
Standing Committee on Science and Technology.
The Committee, headed by Congress MP T Subbarami Reddy,
has been asked to submit its report on it within three months.
The Bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework to
regulate nuclear and radiation safety and an authority to
carry out the task, was introduced in the Lok Sabha in the
Monsoon session which concluded earlier this month.
The Bill provides for creation of a Council for Nuclear
Safety headed by the Prime Minister to oversee and review
policies relating to radiation safety.
It also provides for establishment of a Nuclear Safety
Regulatory Authority to regulate radiation and nuclear safety
and achieve the highest standards on the basis of scientific
approach, operating experience and best practices followed by
the nuclear industry.
Besides, the National Academic Depository Bill, 2011, has
been referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resource
The HRD Committee, headed by Congress MP Oscar Fernandes,
has been asked to submit a report within three months.