The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) functions in the
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
As per Rules, 1989, it is responsible for appraisal of activities
involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and
recombinants in research and industrial production from the
environmental angle. The committee is also responsible for
appraisal of proposals relating to release of genetically
engineered (GE) organisms and products into the environment
including experimental field trials.