MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 30th July, 2016/Shravana 8, 1938 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 29th July, 2016, and is hereby published for general information:—
THE REGIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY ACT, 2016
NO. 36 OF 2016
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An Act to provide for the establishment of an institution of national importance to be known as Regional Centre for Biotechnology and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS an agreement for the establishment and operation of the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education in India was entered into between the Government of India and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation on the 14th day of July, 2006;
AND WHEREAS in pursuance of the said agreement, the Central Government through an executive order dated the 20th April, 2009, established the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education at Faridabad, Haryana;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions for strengthening and to make the Regional Centre for Biotechnology an institution of national importance for imparting education, training and conducting research in the areas of Biotechnology and related multi disciplinary areas.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
Short title and commencement.
1. (1) This Act may be called the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Act, 2016.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.