Nuclear safety bill referred to Parl panel
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Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 23:57
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 Development.

The HRD Committee, headed by Congress MP Oscar Fernandes, has been asked to submit a report within three months.


First Published: Friday, September 16, 2011, 23:57

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