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BIS to develop standards for 43 products under Make in India programme

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 24 September 2015

Paswan asks BIS to encourage industry to adopt self declaration scheme for adopting standards.

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has taken up development of standards for 43 products identified by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) for manufacturing quality products in the country under Make in India programme.

This was informed during the meeting of Governing Body of BIS chaired by Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The meeting was attended by Members of Parliament, representatives of various central ministries and technical experts from different sectors.

Reviewing the performance of BIS, Paswan directed that labs of the Bureau in each state should be upgraded on priority basis and facilities for testing of more products should be arranged. Mass awareness campaign should also be launched to make people quality conscious, he stressed.

Underlining the importance of transparency in licensing of standards, Paswan asked BIS to encourage industry to adopt self declaration scheme for adopting standards. He was informed that 250 products have already been notified by the Bureau for this purpose. It was also informed that the roadmap for computerisation of BIS has been prepared to make its all functions and processes IT enabled, Paswan directed BIS to complete the work by March 2016.
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