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Govt to strictly monitor consumer product standards

14 October 2014

The government is working with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to introduce a regime of strict quality standards for consumer products and services. BIS Act will be amended soon with this propose, minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, said today.

''Indian products should meet international quality standards in all respects. Compliance to standards by industry will pave way for the success of recently launched 'Make in India' initiative by the Government,'' Paswan said while inaugurating a BIS seminar on `Standards Level the Playing Field' on the occasion of World Standards Day celebrations.

He said the adoption of standards would help provide a level playing field to all enterprises, enabling them to overcome the technical gaps to reach global markets and to improve quality of life for all.

Addressing the seminar, consumer affairs secretary Keshav Desiraju stated that government regulations are intended to provide fairness to all players to play by the same set of rules, adding that standards provide practical tools for tackling many of today's global challenges from managing global resources.

Sunil Soni, DG, BIS, while highlighting programme objectives, said BIS is playing a committed role at national and international level by developing standards in tune with world trade and at the same time keeping in mind the requirements of our society for standardisation.

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