The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, which examined ‘The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Bill, 2011,' has suggested the establishment of a Council of Nuclear Safety (CNS) to oversee and review the policies related to radiation/nuclear safety in the country.

According to the report of the Committee, presented to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari a few days ago, by its chairman and member from Andhra Pradesh T. Subbarami Reddy, the CNS may be headed by the Prime Minister with Ministers for External Affairs, Environment, Health, Science and Technology and Home as its members.

Besides, the Cabinet Secretary and the Atomic Energy Commission Chairman will be its ex-officio members. The CNS will oversee and review the policies on radiation and nuclear safety periodically.

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