8. Institutional Provisions:

8. Institutional Provisions:

8.1 A Biotechnology Coordination Committee shall be constituted for
making research and development relating to biotechnology and
developing necessary human resources for this sector as well as a
curriculum on biotechnology subject. This Committee shall
encourage the private-sector entrepreneurs to adopt biotechnology
for increasing their production and perform a task of raising
public awareness.

Composition of Biotechnology Coordination Committee shall be
as follows:

1. Honorable Minister/State Minister,
Ministry of Environment, Science

and Technology
Honourable
Member, National

Planning Commission (Looking
Biotechnology) Member

3. Secretary, Ministry of Environment,
Science and Technology Member

4. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice
and Parliamentary Affairs Member

5. Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Soil
Conservation Member

6. Secretary, Ministry of Industry,
Commerce and Supplies Member

7. Secretary, Ministry of Finance Member

8. Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
and Cooperatives Member

9. Secretary, Ministry of Education and
Sports Member

10. Secretary, Ministry of Health and
Population Member

11. Secretary, Ministry of Information
and Communication Member 

12. Chairperson, Concerned
Biotechnology Association (one
person) Member

13. Rector, Tribhuvan University Member

14. Rector, any related University (one
person) Member

15. Secretary, Nepal Academy of Science
and Technology Member

16. Chairperson, Agriculture Enterprise
Centre Member

17. Biotechnology Expert (four person) Member

18. Representative of Consumer Group
(two person) Member

19. Executive Director, Nepal
Agriculture Research Council Member

20. Executive Director, National
Biotechnology Research and
Development Centre Member Secretary

8.2 National Biotechnology Research and Development Centre:

A National Biotechnology Research and Development Centre shall be constituted under the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology. It shall perform the following functions:

8.2.1 The National Biotechnology Research and Development

Centre shall identify the priorities relating to national biotechnology and promote cooperation amongst various
components of the implementation and system of this national strategy.

8.2.2 To act as a secretariat of the National Biotechnology

Coordination Committee, implement and cause to be implemented the policy and planning relating to
biotechnology, supervise and monitor such policy and
  planning and provide support thereto and regulate the
activities carried out by private entrepreneurs.

8.2.3 To coordinate with the concerned ministries to open a

Biotechnology Division for the promotion of research and development with regard to biotechnology and set up
research laboratories in the National Biotechnology Research and Development Centre.

8.2.4 To explore about a matter of economic resource,

international relation, commercial development and public concern including moral matter and promote in finding the investment for venture capital and industrial partners in
biotechnology.

8.2.5 To prepare a list of groups of international and national
advisors.

8.3 A Biotechnology Scientific Committee shall be constituted under the National Biotechnology Research and Development Centre and the Committee shall comprise of scientists representing from
various sectors of biotechnology.