Should delta endotoxin level in biolarvicide products be mentioned on their certificate of registration?
The appellant sought information regarding pesticides such as whether it was mandatory in the year 1995 and 2000 for all biolarvicide product(s) to have delta endotoxin and spore count mentioned on their certificate(s) of registration. He also wanted to know whether this mandatory level of delta endotoxin has now been limited with a new threshold limit in the year 2010 with 2% delta endotoxin minimum. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the applicant that the new guidelines for registration of bio-pesticide would be applicable from the 1st January, 2011 as decided by the Registration Committee in its 314th meeting. He also stated that registration of products of bio-pesticides would continue as per old guidelines, as these have been registered after satisfying the requirement on different parameters like chemistry, toxicity, bio-efficacy and packaging and processing. He further informed that the change in delta-endotoxin content (2% minimum) would be applicable for new registrants.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that the PIO has not categorically responded to the queries raised by him.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) broadly agreed with the appellant and directed the PIO to respond to these queries in clear and categorical terms subject to the appellant producing a copy of any such certificate of registration issued by the public authority as referred to by the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Ramesan A V. Secretariat of Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee in File No.CIC/SS/A/2012/000297/LS
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/622
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