MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS
New Delhi, the 5th December, 1989
RULES FOR THE MANUFACTURE, USE/IMPORT/EXPORT AND STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS MICRO ORGANISMS/ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS OR CELLS
(To be notified under the EP Act, 1986)
G.S.R. 1037 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6,8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) and with a view to protecting the environment, nature and health, in connection with the application of gene technology and micro-organisms, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT
(1) These rules may be called the Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous micro-organisms/Geneti¬cally engineered organisms or cells.
(2) These rules shall come into operation on the date to be notified for this purpose in the Official Gazette.
(1) These rules are applicable to the manufacture, import and storage of micro-organisms and Gene-Technological products.Read more...
THE GAZATTE OF INDIA: EXTRAORDINARY [PART II – SEC 3(II)]
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS
New Delhi, the 23rd August 2007
S.O. 1519(E).—Whereas, the Central Government, with a view to protecting the environment, nature and health in connection with the application of gene technology and micro-organisms, has notified the manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous micro-organisations/ Genetically engineered organisms or Cell Rules, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as the said Rules) vide number G.S.R. 1037(E), dated the 5th December 1989;
And, whereas, rule 20 of the said Rules empowers the Ministry of Environment and Forests to exempt an occupier handling a particular micro-organisms/genetically engineered organisms from the application of the provisions of Rule 7 to 11 of the said Rules;Read more...
The Following are the rlevant sections of the Environment (Protection) Act, using which the GEAC was created
THE ENVIRONMENT (PROTECTION) ACT, 1986
(29 of 1986)
[23rd May, 1986]
An Act to provide for the protection and improvement of environment and for matters connected therewith.
WHEREAS decisions were taken at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June, 1972, in which India participated, to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of human environment;
AND WHEREAS it is considered necessary further to implement the decisions aforesaid in so far as they relate to the protection and improvement of environment and the prevention of hazards to human beings, other living creatures, plants and property;