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India designated Vice-Chair of OECD Working Group on GLP:

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India designated Vice-Chair of OECD Working Group on GLP:


Context:

India has been designated the ‘Vice-Chair’ of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

What is GLP?

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system, which has been evolved by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ensure that safety data generated on various chemicals like industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals (Human and Veterinary), agrochemicals, cosmetic products, food/ feed additives, and medical devices, etc., can be relied upon by regulatory authorities.

About the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA):

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, established the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA) with the approval of the Union Cabinet on April 24, 2002.

  • NGCMA is the National body which grants GLP certification to test facilities (TFs) conducting safety studies on new chemicals of the above-mentioned categories in accordance with OECD Principles of GLP and OECD Council norms.

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Prelims Link:

  1. OECD- Composition.
  2. Criteria for membership.
  3. About the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA).
  4. What is Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)?

Sources: PIB.