HAZARDOUS MICRO ORGANISMS RULES, 1993
Micro Organisms play significant role in the field of environment but there are
certain risk groups which need to be controlled and with a view to protecting
the environment, nature and health, in connection with application of Gene Technology and Micro-organisms the Govt. of
India has framed rules for the
"Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro-organisms / Genetically engineered
organisms or cells". The salient features of
these rules are as follows:
rules shall apply to genetically engineered organisms / Micro-organisms and cells and correspondingly to any substance and products and food stuffs
etc of which such cells, organisms on tissues hereof form part.
competent authorities to deal with various provisions of these rules are as
DNA Advisory Committee (RDAC)
Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM)
Bio-safety Committee (IBSC)
Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC)
Bio-technology Co-ordination Committee (SBCC)
level Committee (DLC)
Micro-organisms, Products or Cells shall be dealt under two major heads,
viz. animal pathogens, and plant pests and information on these organisms can be ought from the Emergency Response
Centre. For any relevant
query mail at Dr. R. Chaturvedi.
person shall import, export, transport, manufacture, process, use or sell
any hazardous Micro-organisms except with the approval of GEAC.
of these Micro-organisms restricted to the laboratories notified by MoEF for
this purpose under EP Act, 1986.
of approval for substances, subject to these rules, shall be addressed to
GEAC and the approval shall be for a specified period not exceeding four
years and renewable for a period of 2 years times.
of fee is there and GEAC may fix the expenses incurred in the process.
LEVEL BIOTECHNOLOGY CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
Complying the provisions given in the Hazardous Micro-organisms Rules, the
Govt. of Madhya Pradesh has Constituted SBCC in the State as follows:
||Principal Secretary, Govt of M.P., Deptt of Housing &
||Secretary, Govt of M.P., Public Health & Family Welfare
||Secretary, Govt of M.P., Deptt of Agriculture
||Secretary, Govt of M.P., Commerce and Industries
||Secretary, Govt of M.P., Public Works Deptt.
||Engineer in Chief, Govt of M.P. Public Health Engg. Deptt.
||State Microbiologist & Pathologies
||Chairman, M.P. Pollution Control Board