A new Bureau of Indian standard (BIS) Act 2016 has been brought into force with effect from 12th October, 2017. It was notified on 22nd March, 2016.
The Act sets up the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India.
The main provisions of this act
The Act enables the government to take under compulsory certification regime any goods or article of any scheduled industry, system, process or service which it considers essential in the public interest or for the safety of human, safety of the environment, animal or plant health, or prevention of unfair trade practices, or national security.
It will make hallmarking of the precious metal articles mandatory.
It enables Central Government to appoint any authority/agency, in addition to the BIS, to validate the conformity of services and products to a standard and provide certificate of conformity.
The provision of this act also makes way for recall or repair even if conforming to the relevant Indian Standard. It includes the product which has the bearing of Standard Mark.
About Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India is a statutory organization under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) deals in all matters concerning Certification, Standardization and Quality.