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The Board of AERB is the decision making body on policy matters for regulation of nuclear and radiation facilities and
associated activities. The Board of AERB held its first meeting of the new year on January 10, 2020. The highlights of the
important activities conducted by AERB during previous quarter(s) and the safety status of the regulated installations were
informed to the Board.All the Board Members welcomed Prof. M. Lakshmi Kantam to her first Board meeting.

Board Meeting in Progress

                                                           New Board Member

                                                                    One position in AERB Board was vacant
                                                           since October 2017. Prof. M. Lakshmi Kantam, Dr.
                                                           B. P. Godrej Distinguished Professor; from Dept. of
                                                           Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical
                                                           Technology (ICT), Mumbai is appointed as AERB
                                                           Board member since January 2020.

                                                                    Prof. Kantam is the Chairperson, Subject
                                                           Expert Committee, Women Scientists Scheme, DST,
                                                           GOI and Member, Board of Governors, IIT-

                                                                    She is a recipient of many academic
                                                           awards/fellowships including the prestigious
                                                           Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
                                                           (FNASc), the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

Consenting of Nuclear and Radiation Facilities

The following Licences/Approvals/Clearances were           ii) Licence for operation of Rajasthan Atomic Power
issued/renewed during the period:                               Station (RAPS)-5&6 and Authorization for
                                                                radioactive waste disposal/transfer, which were valid
i) Light water commissioning activities and tests               till March 31, 2020 is extended upto September 30,
     associated with moderator & auxiliary systems were         2020 in view of the COVID-19 situation.
     completed in Unit-3 of Kakrapar Atomic Power
     Project (KAPP) and permission for draining Light      iii) 5,856 Licences were issued to medical, industrial
     Water from moderator system was granted by AERB.           and research radiation facilities.
     Clearance was issued for Initial Fuel Loading (IFL)
     into the Reactor Core of the Unit #3 on February 28,  iv) e-LORA module for consenting process of Gamma
     2020.                                                      Radiation Processing Facilities (GRAPF) was
                                                                prepared and made live for end users.

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