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    Atomic Energy Commission

    The Atomic Energy Commission was first setup in August 1948 in the Department of Scientific Research, which was created a few months earlier in June 1948. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was setup on August 3, 1954 under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order. Subsequently, in accordance with a Government Resolution dated March 1, 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was established in the Department of Atomic Energy. The Prime Minister (late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) also laid a copy of this  Resolution  (PDF 758 KB) on the table of the Lok Sabha on March 24, 1958.

    According to the Resolution constituting the AEC, the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Atomic Energy is ex-officio Chairman of the Commission. The other Members of the AEC are appointed for each calendar year on the recommendation of the Chairman, AEC and after approval by the Prime Minister.

    Present composition of the AEC is as given below:

    AEC Members
    Profile Picture Name & Designation Post
     Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty   Secretary to the Government of India  Department of Atomic Energy Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty
    Secretary to the Government of India
    Department of Atomic Energy
    Chairman (ex-officio)
    Shri Ajit Kumar Doval
              National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Kumar Doval
    National Security Advisor
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra  Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra
    Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Shri Rajiv Gauba
              Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba
    Cabinet Secretary, Government of India
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra
              Foreign Secretary Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra
    Foreign Secretary
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Dr. T.V. Somanathan
              Secretary, Department of Expenditure Dr. T.V. Somanathan
    Secretary, Department of Expenditure
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Ms. Seema Jain
              Member Finance, Space & Earth Commission Ms. Seema Jain
    Member Finance, Space & Earth Commission
    Member for Finance
    (Ex-officio)
    Dr. M.R. Srinivasan
              Former Chairman, AEC Dr. M.R. Srinivasan
    Former Chairman, AEC
    Member
    Prof. P. Rama Rao,
              Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology Prof. P. Rama Rao,
    Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology
    Member
    Dr. Anil Kakodkar
              Former Chairman, AEC Dr. Anil Kakodkar
    Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute,
    Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission
    and Former Chairman, AEC
    Member
    Dr. Ravi B. Grover
              Emeritus Professor,
              Homi Bhabha National Institute Dr. Ravi B. Grover
    Emeritus Professor,
    Homi Bhabha National Institute
    Member
    Dr. K. Kasturirangan
              Former Chairman, Space Commission &
              Former Member, Planning Commission Dr. K. Kasturirangan
    Former Chairman, Space Commission &
    Former Member, Planning Commission
    Member
    Shri Vivek Bhasin
              Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Shri Vivek Bhasin
    Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
    Member (Ex-officio)
    Shri Sunil Ganju
              Head, Institutional Collaboration and Programs Division, NCPW,  DAE Shri Sunil Ganju
    Head, Institutional Collaboration and Programs Division, NCPW, DAE
    Secretary

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