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The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the(2015)

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

Answr: C

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the apex body constituted in the Ministry of Environment and Forests under ‘Rules for Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells 1989’, under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

It is the apex body to accord notified under Rules 1989, for approval of activities involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and recom¬binants in research and industrial production from the environ¬mental angle. The GEAC is also responsible for ap¬proval of proposals relating to release of genetically engineered organisms and products into the environment, including experimen¬tal field trials (Biosafety Research Level trial-I and II known as BRL-I and BRL-II).


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