Establishment of International Institute of Chemical Safety & Research (IICSR)

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A two days International Conference on the ‘Best Practices: Medium and Small Scale Chemical Industry Disaster Management and Promotion of Safety and Security Legal and Regulatory Standards’ was organized on 22-23 January, 2015 by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in collaboration with Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Hague, the Netherlands, Gujarat Industrial Extension Bureau and Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, Govt. of Gujarat. The conference culminated with the proposal of establishing International Training Centre for Chemical Safety and Security. 
Thereafter, the Hon. Chief Minister has approved setting up of International Institute of Chemical Safety and Research (IICSR). IICSR is aimed to serve as an apex institute in the state for management of hazardous chemicals and as an institution of excellence for imparting state-of-the-art education, training and research in the fields of hazardous chemical management in general. IICSR is being set up by the Government of Gujarat to play a crucial role of bridging the gap between field practices and academic knowledge and thereby provide a joint platform for chemical industry, manufacturing units and academic and research activities. It brings institutions and experts together to disseminate know-how in chemical safety.
Memorandum of Associations (MoA) and Rules & Regulations for the Institute have been approved by the Government of Gujarat. The MoA and Rules & Regulation for the Institute lays down the Governance structure of the Institute along with powers and functions of Governing Board and other key Committees. Thereafter, the Institute has also been registered under the provisions of Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. The Institute is proposed to be initially functioning from Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, Gandhinagar.