What is the full form of BIS
BIS: Bureau of Indian Standards
BIS stands for Bureau of Indian Standards. It is the National Standard Body of India engaged in the preparation and implementation of the standards, certification schemes for products and systems, testing and calibration services etc. It is headquartered at New Delhi and has five regional offices which are located at Chandigarh, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi. As of 2015, Smt. Alka Panda is the Director General of BIS.
BIS came into existence on 1 April 1987 by an act of parliament dated 26 November 1986. It is the successor of the Indian Standard Institution (ISI). It works under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution of India.
Benefits of BIS
BIS helps national economy in a number of ways as follows: