Lok Sabha passed bill to establish BIS as National Standards Body

Dec 4, 2015 10:00 IST

The Lok Sabha on 3 December 2015 passed the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 to establish the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as a National Standards Body.

The bill seeks to establish harmonious development of standardization and assessment and quality assurance of goods, processes and services.

Highlights of the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015

The bill broadens BIS’ ambit, and allow the Union Government to make it mandatory for certain notified goods, articles and processes to carry the standard mark.

It allows multiple types of conformity assessment schemes in tune with best global practices.

It contains provision to make misuse of Standard mark as a cognizable offence.

Contravention of provisions of the law will attract imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine of at least one lakh rupees.

The fine and imprisonment may go up further depending on the value of goods produced or sold or applied with standard mark including hallmark.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Is this article important for exams ? Yes11 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK