Washington, Mar 11: US President Barack Obama has chosen Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the new certification authority to verify the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Act for the US Congress after every six months on Thursday, Mar 11.
"I hereby delegate to you (Secretary of State) the functions conferred upon the President by section 204(c) of the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act (Public Law 110-369)," Obama said in a signed memorandum issued to the Secretary of State.
The Act calls for a certification from the US president to the appropriate congressional committees that it is the US policy to work with members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, individually and collectively.
It also includes the agreement to further restrict the transfers of equipment and technology related to the enrichment of uranium and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.
Besides reporting to the Congress, the President has been asked to achieve the adoption of principles, reporting, along with exchanges of information as soon as possible.
It has to be done within an appropriate measure to assure peaceful use and accounting of by-product material in a manner that is substantially equivalent to the relevant provisions of the Agreement.