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BIS: 77 Years of Shaping Standards

  • 09 Jan 2024
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Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a body under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Government of India, celebrated its 77th Foundation Day on 6th January 2024.

  • BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods. BIS has its headquarters at New Delhi.
  • The BIS Act, 2016, has been implemented since October 2017. The major highlights of the act are:
    • Enables the government to authorize any agency apart from BIS to certify and enforce conformity to a standard.
    • Provides consumer protection measures like recall of non-conforming standard marked products, compensation to the consumer and more stringent penal provisions.

Read more: Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016

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