Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

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  • AEC is the governing body of the DAE which is under the direct charge of Prime Minister.
  • It was established in 1948 to look after atomic energy activities in the country.
  • Its functions are to organise research in atomic science in India, train atomic scientists in the country, promote nuclear research in commission’s own laboratories and undertake prospecting of atomic minerals and extract such minerals for use on industrial scale.