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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 full form

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.

Objectives

  • Harmonious development of standardization related to marking and quality certification
  • To promote the standardization and quality control
  • To evolve a national strategy for the recognition of standards and integrating them with development of production and exports

Major Activities

  • Standards Formulation
  • Product Certification Schemes
  • Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme
  • Hall Marking Scheme
  • Laboratory Recognition Scheme
  • Product Schemes
  • Consumer Related Activities

Benefits of BIS

BIS helps national economy in a number of ways as follows:

  • Ensures safe reliable quality goods for consumers
  • Minimizes health hazards to consumers
  • Promotes exports and imports substitutes
  • Controls the proliferation of varieties
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