GOI amends Atomic Energy Act 1962

Q.  Which Sections of the Atomic Energy Act have been amended in the recent winter session of parliament in 2015?
- Published on 26 Feb 16

a. 2,13
b. 2,14
c. 2,15
d. 2,16

ANSWER: 2,14
Sections 2 and 14 of the Atomic Energy Act were amended as per the passage of the Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which would enable Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to form joint venture companies with other Indian PSUs to meet the additional funding requirements for further expansion of our nuclear power programme, while simultaneously exercising Government control over such joint venture companies. Security of nuclear power plants is guarded by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board through multi-tier reviews, apart from periodic regulatory inspections, to ensure adherence to these requirements.

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