Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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Bureau of Indian Standards signs MoU with Testing, Inspection, Certification Council to promote and harmonise the implementation of standards and quality, safety and sustainability practices in laboratories.


  • What is BIS? BIS is the National Standards Body of India under Department of Consumer affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  • Status: It is a statutory body established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 which came into effect on 12 October 2017.
  • Functions: BIS is involved in various activities such as Standards Formulation, Product Certification Scheme, Hall Marking Scheme, Laboratory Services etc.
  • HQ: New Delhi.
  • The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department having administrative control of the BIS is the ex-officio President of the BIS.


Testing, Inspection, Certification Council

  • It is an international non-profit association acting as the voice of the testing, inspection and certification industry.
  • The TIC Council engages governments and key stakeholders to advocate for effective solutions that protect the public, facilitate trade and support innovation. 


Source : PIB