iii. Accreditation Cell of Project Management Unit
An Accreditation cell of PMU has been established by the Certification Agency at Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), 5th Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan, 210 Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi-110002. for assisting DBT in Accreditation of laboratory facilities for virus diagnosis and genetic fidelity/ uniformity testing of tissue culture raised plants and Recognition of Tissue Culture Production Facilities.
iv. Referral Laboratory (RL)
The DBT has designated Referral laboratory (ies) for virus diagnosis/genetic fidelity/ uniformity testing of tissue cultures plants. Referral Centre for Virus Indexing- Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi-110012. Referral Centre for Genetic Fidelity: National Research Centre for Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), LBS center, IARI, PUSA Campus, New Delhi-110012. The referral laboratory is responsible for carrying out confirmatory tests in the event of dispute or nonconformity of test results. The referral laboratory usually will not involve in routine virus diagnosis/genetic fidelity/ uniformity testing of tissue culture raised plants, however as per the decision of the Tissue Culture Certification Monitoring Unit, the Referral Laboratories will undertake random testing of samples at different Test Laboratories.