The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as authorized under section-8 of seeds act 1966, vide gazette notification dated 10th march 2006, is the Certification Agency for the purpose of certification of the tissue culture raised propagules up to laboratory level and to regulate its genetic fidelity as prescribed. The Certification Agency (DBT) is responsible for implementing the National Certification System for Tissue Culture Plants (NCS-TCP) in the Country. National Certification System for Tissue Culture Plants (NCS-TCP) is the unique system developed by DBT to support the plant tissue culture industry.
Key official of Certification Agency:
Dr. Manoj Kumar Modi
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India