The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the
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(a) Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
(b) Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
(c) Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
(d) Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
- The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the statutory committee constituted under the “Rules for the Manufacture, Use/Import/Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro Organisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells (Rules, 1989)” framed under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
- Applications are considered by GEAC as per the provisions of the Rules, 1989 and amendments thereafter.
- Every set of application has specific form and pre-requisite documents along with recommendations, wherever needed.