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-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 Minster.

 Present composition of the AEC as per Notification No. AEC-1(1)/15/14902 dated November 2, 2015 is given below:

Dr Sekhar Basu
Secretary to Govt. of India,
Department of Atomic Energy
Nripendra Misra Principal Secy PMO Shri Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary
Prime Minister's Office
Ajit Kumar Doval NSA

Shri Ajit Kumar Doval
National Security Advisor

  Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha,
Cabinet Secretary 
Smt Sujatha Singh Dr S Jaishankar
 Foreign Secretary

Shri Ratan P. Watal
Secretary, Department of Expenditure


Shri Sudarsanam Srinivasan,
Secretary to Government of India
Member for Finance

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 & 

Homi Bhabha Chair Professor

Dr. K. Kasturirangan
Former Chairman Space Commission &
Former Member, Planning Commission
Shri Arun Srivastava,
Head International Collaboration and Planning Division, NCPW,  DAE

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