Indian standards are well laid down: BIS

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 17:20 hrs

Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) India, a founder member of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), has "well laid down" standards compared globally, a senior official of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) said here Thursday.

"India has well laid down standards when it comes to the international scenario. It is doing quite well internationally. We are the founding members of ISO, so that says a great deal," BIS' deputy director general (east) D.K. Nayyar told IANS on the sidelines of an industrial awareness programme organised by the Merchant's Chamber of Commerce and Industries here Thursday.

BIS also represents India in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Standards Service Network (WSSN).

"Our standards are harmonised to international standards. A committee of experts decide the standards," said Nayyar.

He also said that South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) nations are setting up an organisation that would unify and harmonise standards within its member nations.

"It will be a huge advantage for us. Trade will flourish across the borders," said Nayyar.

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