Composition

The composition of the GEAC has been prescribed in Rules 1989 as given below:

Chairman- Special Secretary/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC); Co-Chairman - Representative of Department of Biotechnology.

Members: Representative of concerned Agencies and Departments, namely, Ministry of Industrial Development, Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Atomic Energy.

Expert members: Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Director General of Health Services, Plant Protection Adviser, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and storage, Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board and three outside experts in individual capacity.

Member Secretary: An official of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

The committee may co-opt other members/experts as necessary.

The present composition of GEAC is as follows:
Chairperson
Dr A.K. Mehta
Additional Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Aliganj Road, Jorbagh, New Delhi - 110 003
Co- Chairman
Dr K.Veluthambi
Professor (retd) & Head
School of Biotechnology,
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Vice-Chairman
Dr Sujata Arora
Adviser
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Aliganj Road, Jorbagh, New Delhi - 110 003
Member
Dr. Ashok Bhatnagar
Former Professor
Department of Botany, University of Delhi
JA/4B, Ashok Vihar – I, New Delhi – 110052
Member
Dr. B. Venkatateswarlu
Vice-Chancellor
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada
Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani 431402, Maharashtra
Member
Prof. P. Balasubramanian
Former Director, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Home: B5 Sri Poornavalli Flats, 77 Kamarajar Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai 600089
Member
Dr. S. J. Rahman
Principal Scientist & Univ. Head of Entomology
AICRP on Biological Control, Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)
Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agri. University Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030
Member
Dr. S. R. Rao
Advisor
Department of Biotechnology
C. G. O, Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Member
Dr. Madhu Dikshit
Director
CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute
Sector 10, Janakpuri Extn. Sitapur Road, Lucknow – 226031, UP, India
Member
Dr. lalitha Gowda
Former Chief Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI and Member, FSSAI
Baylor, 1235 Gange Road III Cross Kuvempunagar
Mysore – 550023, Karnataka
Member
Dr. P. Suprasanna
Scientific Officer H (Level 14)
Biosciences group
BARC, Mumbai – 400085
Member
Dr. Sushil Gupta
Former Chairman
Central Ground Water Board & Central Ground Water Authority
Member
Dr. Usha Rao
Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs
Boudhik Sampada Bhavan
Plot No. 32, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075
Member
Dr. A. K. Singh
Head, Division of Genetics, IARI
Indian Council of Agriculture Research
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Member
Dr. N. Sathyanarayana
Joint Director
Plant Protection Advisor
Old CGO Complex, NH IV, Faridabad - 121001
Member
Dr. Geeta Jotwani
Scientist E
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ramalingaswami Bhavan, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110029
Member
Dr. S. K. Barik
Director
CSIR – National Botanical Research Institute
Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow – 226001, Uttar Pradesh
Member
Dr. V. G. Somani
Joint Drugs Controller – India
Central Drugs Standard Control Organizations
FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi – 110002
Member
Shri A. Sudhakar
Additional Director & Member Secretary, CPCB
Central Pollution Control Board
Parviesh Bhawan, CBD cum office complex, East Arjun Nagar, New Delhi – 110032
Member
Dr. S De
Principal Scientist
Animal Biotechnology Centre
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal – 132001, Haryana
Member
Dr. Sunil Kumar Bakshi
Advisor
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
FDA Bhawan, Next to Rashtriya Bal Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi
Member
Dr. Dinesh K Agarwal
Principal Scientist
In Charge, Plant Breeding & Genetics
ICAR – Indian Institute of Seed Science
Mau – 275103, Uttar Pradesh
Member Secretary
DR. MURALI KRISHNA CHIMATA
Joint Director and Member Secretary, GEAC
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Aliganj Road, Jorbagh, New Delhi - 110 003