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Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015:
  • Lok Sabha passed the landmark "Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015" on 14th December 2015 . The bill was passed with a voice vote from both treasury as well as opposition benches.  
  • The Bill seeks to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1962, thus paving the way for Atomic Energy Units, including Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to enter into joint-ventures with other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and government sector companies. 
  • The amendments passed today will enable the nuclear expansion programme to move at a fast track and place India as a front-line nation in the world arena, he added.
  • Responding to queries about Civil Liability Nuclear Damage Act (CLND Act), he said, there have been no amendments in its rules and the interests of the victims are paramount in the eventuality of any accident.