Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Indian nuclear scientist S.K. Jain has been elected chairman of the Governing Board of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), Tokyo Centre, an official said Thursday.
The first Indian to hold the position, Jain is a former chairman and managing director of the Nuclear Power Corp of India.
He was elected at a meeting in Tokyo Wednesday. He will represent WANO Tokyo Centre at the main WANO Governing Board, London.
WANO is the international nuclear organisation of utilities and operators committed to work for the enhancement of safety and reliability to the next higher level.
All utilities which operate nuclear power plants are member of WANO, which is headquartered in London and has four regional centres in Tokyo, Moscow, Paris and Atlanta.
The Nuclear Power Corp of India is a member of WANO, Tokyo Centre.