Sunil Soni, on 2 July 2013 has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
Sunil Soni is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre who at present is on compulsory wait in the Department of Financial Services under Ministry of Finance.
The appointment of Sunil Soni as Director General came with the superannuation of Sharad Gupta who himself is a 1977 batch IAS officer of Assam cadre.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also appointed Tapan Ray, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre as Additional Secretary in Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
What is Bureau of Indian Standards?
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is a body under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution which basically looks after the formulation of standards for all segments of industry and business.
It also certifies products, which is popularly known by ISI mark. It is also into certification of imported products and hallmarking of jewellery.
Who: Sunil Soni
When: 2 July 2013