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For ensuring adequate radiation protection in brachytherapy departments, it is desirable that the radiation doses to the personnel are brought to levels as low as reasonably achievable and in any case, shall not exceed the levels specified by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). To achieve this purpose, the primary mandatory requirements is that the brachy-protection norms. This Paper deals with the planning of brachytherapy departments using manual and/or remote after loading techniques. In brachytherapy wards alone need to be adequately shielded and the associated facilities of the hospital. In the case of department using remote after loading techniques, the installation housing the after loading unit needs to be planned and approved from radiation safety standpoint. The above planning takes into consideration the type of unit, the workload, occupancies etc. The planning of these departments are discussed in detail along with illustrations.