New Delhi: Indian Standards are now available free of cost, said Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Pramod Kumar Tiwari on Tuesday.
He announced this in a virtual press conference wherein Ms Leena Nandan, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, was also present. A booklet on BIS reforms was also launched on this occasion.
Tiwari said for the benefit of industry, particularly the MSME sector, Indian Standards are now available free of cost, and can be downloaded from the Standardization Portal of e-BIS.
“The objective is to ensure genius standard for every product relevant for the national economy and consumers,” he said, adding that there are nearly 21000 Indian Standards.
He further informed that the Scheme of One Nation One Standard has been launched to harmonize the standard formulation work happening in various organizations.
“Process of consultation is on with SDOs like RDSO, Indian Road Congress, and Directorate of Standardization under Ministry of Defence etc.”
Ms Nandan said that BIS achieved many milestones in its journey of development and played important role in the growth of our country.
The BIS has taken up many new initiatives and these new initiatives will improve efficiency of our manufacturing sector, standardisation and Quality of products, she said.
The BIS is working very closely with many ministries in developing and coming out with many new standards, she added.