Bureau of Indian Standards

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Bureau of Indian Standards
Agency overview
Formed23 December 1986; 37 years ago (1986-12-23)
HeadquartersManak Bhawan, Old Delhi
Agency executive
  • Pramod Kumar Tiwari, IAS, Director General[1]
Parent agencyMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
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The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body of India under the Department of Consumer Affairs,[2] within the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.[3] It was established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 which came into effect on 12 October 2017.[4] The Minister in charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution also has the position of President of the BIS. BIS has more than 500 scientific officers working as certification officers and members of technical committees.[5][6]

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  1. "Message from Director General". Official website. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  2. http://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BIS-Act-2016.pdf
  3. "Bureau of Indian Standards told to monitor manufacture sale of helmets". The Hindu. 13 April 2021.
  4. "The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016" (PDF). www.bis.org.in. Bureau of Indian Standards. 23 December 2016.
  5. https://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/HRD_07042021.pdf
  6. "Bureau of Indian Standards to set standards for the services sector too". The Hindu.

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