National Testing House

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National Testing House will begin testing facilities for EVs and EV charging systems by next fiscal at its Mumbai and Kolkata facilities.

Why in the News?

Currently, the International Centre for Automotive Technology and the Automatic Research Association of India (ARAI) are providing testing facilities for electric vehicles in India.

Key features of National Testing House

  • It originated in the year 1912, as “Government Test House” at Alipore, Calcutta, with the primary objective of assisting and guiding the indigenous manufacturers on the production of engineering goods with Quality Testing.  
  • Presently it is functioning as a subordinate office under, of India, Ministry of Consumers Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • It is Registered in the Government e Market (GeM) as a service provider in the category "Testing and Calibration Service" to meet the testing needs of all Government departments and PSUs.
  • It imparts its services to the nation through seven of its regional branches located at Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Varanasi.
  • It is also expanding its services for water testing and fertiliser testing, among others, including rock phosphate.


Q1) What is ARAI?

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), established in 1966, is the leading automotive R&D organisation of the country set up by the Automotive Industry with the Government of India. It is an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized ARAI as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO).

Source: PIB