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Advisory Committee for Project Safety Review of Light Water Reactors-Kudankulam NPP 3 to 6, Jaitapur NPP and Future LWRs
Constitution Order No.: CH/AERB/199/KKNPP-3to6, JNPP/2015/3160 Dated: September 11, 2015

  Shri S.K. Mehta Chairman Formerly Director, RG, BARC, Mumbai  
  Shri S.K. Chande Vice-Chairman Former Vice-Chairman, AERB, Mumbai  
  Shri S.C. Hiremath Member Former Chief Executive, HWB  
  Dr. A.K. Ghosh Member Former Director (HSEG), BARC  
  Shri G.P. Srivastava Member Director, E&IG, BARC  
  Dr. P. Chellapandi Member Director (NSEG), IGCAR  
  Dr. S.M. Lee Member Former Director, SEG, IGCAR  
  Shri R.S. Yadav Member Head, LWRD. BARC  
  Dr. P.K. Vijayan Member Head, RED , BARC  
  Shri S. Bhattacharjee Member Former SD, TAPS - 1&2  
  Shri R.I. Gujarathi Member Former Director, NPSD, AERB  
  Shri D.K. Shukla Member Executive Director, AERB  

Expert Member from Academic Institute

  Prof. U.N. Gaitonde Member Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay  

Representative from Ministry of Environment & Forests

  Dr. S.K. Aggarwal Member Director (IA), MoEF  

Representative from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), New Delhi

  Shri A.K. Gupta Member Chief Engineer (TE&TD), CEA

Representative from NPCIL HQ

  Director (Projects) Member NPCIL  

Project Representatives

  Project Director/Station Director Member KKNPP 3 to 6 / JNPP  

Representatives from AERB

  Director, SSED Member AERB  
  Director, OPSD Member AERB  
  Head, NPSD Member-Secretary AERB Send mail  

Permanent Invitees

  Shri Utkarsh S.C.   NPSD, AERB  
  Shri S.K. Pradhan   NPSD, AERB  


  • To review the applications seeking regulatory consents for the project stages of siting, construction and commissioning along with documents/reports submitted by the Responsible Organisation for the project and the recommendation reports of respective Site Evaluation Committee/Project Design Safety Committee and Committee to Review Security Aspects of Nuclear Facilities. The reviews are to be conducted based on safety requirements specified in AERB Codes & Guides, current IAEA & international documents, as applicable.

  • To submit recommendations to Chairman, AERB for issue of consents/clearanceswith observations/suggestions/stipulations, if any, at the major project stages or intermediate stages, as identified by AERB.

  • To advise AERB on R&D activities that might be required for long term infrastructural support for safe design and operation of LWR systems.

  • To review any other relevant safety issues considered appropriate by the Committee and those referred to the committee by Chairman, AERB.


Note: ACPSR-LWR-2 will perform reviews of all Light Water Reactor Projects other than Kudankulam NPP 1&2.