DRAFT ESTABLISHMENT PLAN FOR SETTING UP OF
NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY (NBRA) AND
“DRAFT NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATORY BILL, 2008
As directed by Government of India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority (NBRA). The NBRA would be set up as an independent, autonomous and professionally led body to provide a single window mechanism for biosafety clearance of genetically modified products and processes.
Setting up of NBRA will require the promulgation of new legislation, namely the “National Biotechnology Regulatory Act” or the NBR Act. Draft establishment plan and “Draft National Biotechnology Regulatory Bill, 2008” have been prepared by a Consultative Committee of experts. DBT proposes to take feedback on both the documents with all the concerned stakeholders through placing on the websites as well as organizing regional consultations. The responsibility of organizing these consultations and consolidating the feedback has been entrusted to Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), who may be contacted for copies of the documents/more information in this regard.
Comments are invited from all the stakeholders on the following documents.
Ø Draft Establishment Plan for Setting up of NBRA
Ø Draft National Biotechnology Regulatory Bill, 2008
(Please click at the link above for copies of the two documents)
The comments would be received upto July 30, 2008.The comments may be sent to:
|Mr. Sundeep Sarin,
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
7th Floor, Block-II, CGO Complex,
New Delhi – 110 003
Dr. Vibha Ahuja
Deputy General Manager
Biotech Consortium India Limited
Anuvrat Bhawan, 5th Floor,
210, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg
New Delhi - 110 002