Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas

Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas

Question-Who has been appointed by the government as a new chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of department of Atomic Energy (DAE)?
(a)Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas
(b)Shekhar Basu
(c)Kamlesh Basu
(d)None of the above
Related fact-

  • The government has appointed scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas as chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
  • He has been appointed in place of Shekhar Basu.

About Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas-

  • Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from MS University, Vadodara.
  • He is a scientist.
  • He completed his training in BARC training school in 1979and after he joined fuel design and development section of rector engineering in BARC.
  • He is at present Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Atomic Energy Commission-

  • It was established in August 1948 in Department of Scientific Research.
  • The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was setup on August 3, 1954 under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order.
  • Later, on government resolution, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was established in the Department of Atomic Energy on March 1, 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 on the recommendation of the Chairman, AEC and after that approved by the Prime Minster.

The functions of the Atomic Energy Commission

  1. To organise research in atomic science in the country;
  2. To train, atomic scientists in the country;
  3. To promote nuclear research in commission’s own laboratories as well as in India;
  4. To undertake searching of atomic minerals in India and to extract such minerals for use on industrial scale.





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