About Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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Overview:

BIS recently notified 31 Indian standards related to Ayush, which includes 30 herbs and 1 product (stainless steel neti pot). These standards were recently published through gazette notification.

About Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS):

  • BIS is the National Standards Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016.
  • Objective: Harmonious development of the activities of standardisation, and quality assurance of goods and articles.
  • It works under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  • BIS represents India in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

What is ISO?

  • It is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standard bodies.
  • Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

What is IEC?

  • The IEC is a global, not-for-profit membership organization, whose work underpins quality infrastructure and international trade in electrical and electronic goods.
  • The IEC brings together more than 170 countries and provides a global, neutral and independent standardization platform to 20 000 experts globally.
  • It administers 4 Conformity assessment systems whose members.

 


Q1) What is ISO?

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standard bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

Source: Bureau of Indian Standards Notifies 31 Indian Standards Related to Ayush Herbs and Products