Government of India Atomic Energy Commission


The Indian 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 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-officer 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 Minster.


 The composition of the Atomic Energy Commission reconstituted vide notification No. AEC-1(1)/14/615 dated January 15, 2014  is:


Dr. R.K. Sinha
Secretary to Govt. of India,
Department of Atomic Energy
Shri V. Narayanasamy,
Minister of State,
Prime Minister's Office
Shri Shivshankar Menon,
National Security Advisor
Shri Pulok Chatterji,
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
Shri Ajit Kumar Seth,
Cabinet Secretary 
Smt Sujatha Singh Smt Sujatha Singh
 Foreign Secretary
Shri Ratan P Watal, 
Secretary, Dept of Expenditure
Shri Sudarsanam Srinivasan,
Special Secretary to Government of India and Financial Adviser, Department of Space
Member for Finance
Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru Member

Dr. M.R. Srinivasan
Chairman AEC

Prof. P. Rama Rao,
Former Secretary Department of Science and Technology
Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Former Chairman, AEC and Homi Bhabha Professor
Dr. R. B. Grover
Director, Homi Bhabha National Institute & DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor
Shri Sekhar Basu
Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Shri Arun Srivastava,
Member, NCPW & Scientific Officer-H, DAE

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