Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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  • BIS is National Standard Body of India established under BIS Act, 1986.
  • It is mandated for harmonious development of activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected.
  • It is headquartered at New Delhi.
  • BIS is involved in various activities such as standards formulation, product certification scheme, compulsory registration scheme, foreign manufacturers certification scheme, hall marking scheme, laboratory services, laboratory recognition scheme, sale of Indian standards, consumer affairs activities, promotional activities, training services, national & international level and information services.
  • BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to national economy in number of ways such as by providing safe reliable quality goods, promoting exports and imports substitute, minimizing health hazards to consumers, control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.