National Certification System for Tissue Culture Raised Plants (NCS-TCP)

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NCS-TCP Management Cell (NMC, NIPGR)

NCS-TCP Management Cell (NMC) is responsible for coordination of various components of NCS-TCP, to ensure effective monitoring the implementation programme in country. The Major responsibilities of NMC are as follows:

  • Recognition of tissue culture production facilities/Accreditation of test laboratories(TL)and their renewal.
  • Advisory Services and Updation of Guidelines/ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitoring of Recognized TCPFs, ATLs and Referral Centres.
  • Information Management with respect to NCS-TCP.
  • Providing Certification Labels to ATLs for the further issuance to recognized TCPFs against certified batches of tissue culture raised plants.
  • Coordination for redressal of grievances.
  • Organizing awareness programme, training and capacity building of TCPFs in country.
  • Close interaction with Apex Committee, Project Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(PMEC) and Technical Working Group.
  • Obtaining feedback from stake holders on NCS-TCP.