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THE BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS
(ADVISORY COMMITTEES) REGULATIONS, 1987

G.S.R. 1032 (E) - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 38 read with clause (a) of sub-section (2) of that section of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 (63 of 1986), the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards, with the previous approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:-

1. Short Title and Commencement –

 

(1) These regulations may be called the Bureau of Indian Standards (Advisory Committees) Regulations, 1987.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions - In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires -

 

(1)      "Act" means the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 (63 of 1986);

(2)      "rules" means the Bureau of Indian Standards Rules, 1987;

(3)      all other words and expressions used in these regulations and not defined but defined in the Act or the rules shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act and the rules.

 

3. Advisory Committees

 

(1) The Advisory Committees as specified hereunder which the Bureau may constitute under sub-section (1) of section 5 for the efficient discharge of its functions shall have the functions as specified against each :-

(a) Financial Committee - It shall advise on policy matters relating to -

 

(i)      long-term mobilization of financial resources,

(ii)      annual budget;

 

(b) Certification Advisory Committee - It shall advise on policy matters relating to -

 

(i)      development of certification activities of the Bureau in the country and abroad,

(ii)      coordination of certification activity with other organisations using Indian Standards,

(iii)      collaboration with organisations abroad which are dealing with certification,

(iv)      formulation of guidelines for assessment of quality assurance,

(v)      other matters regarding certification;

 

(c) Standards Advisory Committee - It shall advise on policy matters relating to -

 

(i)      harmonious development of standards,

(ii)      establishment, publication and promotion of Indian Standards,

(iii)      collaboration with other standards formulating organisations within the country and abroad,

(iv)      Bureau's role in the activities of international organisations in relation to standards,

(v)      formulation of guidelines for the effective functioning of Division Councils and reviewing their activities,

(vi)      other matters regarding standardization.

 

(d) Laboratory Advisory Committee - It shall advise on policy matters relating to -

 

(i)      establishment, operation and expansion of laboratories,

(ii)      testing activities to support research and development programmes of the Bureau,

(iii)      participation in national and international accreditation system for testing and also for calibration,

(iv)     formulation of guidelines for facilitating the Bureau in recognizing any laboratory in India or abroad for the purpose of testing and associated activities in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 10,

(v)      other related laboratory matters;

 

(e) Planning and Development Advisory Committee - It shall advise on policy matters relating to -

 

(i)      long-term plans including Five-year Plan proposals,

(ii)      corporate planning of the Bureau,

(iii)      other matters regarding planning and development;

*(f)       #Deleted

**(g) Consumer Policy Advisory Committee - It shall advise on policy and other matters relating to -

 

(i)      standards formulation activity to ensure that consumer interests and consumer view points are adequately taken care of;

(ii)      ways and means to propagate the Certification Marks activity as a means of consumer welfare;

(iii)      on the need for changes in the structure of Bureau of Indian Standards activities in existing, or in new product or service areas in as far as consumer welfare is concerned;

(iv)     participation in the meetings of international Organizations and consumer bodies such as Committee on Consumer Policy (COPOLCO);

(v)      communication between Bureau of Indian Standards and the common consumers especially with the objective of enhancing the public image of Bureau of Indian Standards;

(vi)      participation of consumer organizations in standards formulation work;

(vii)      liaison with Central Consumer Protection Council; and

(viii)      any other matter of relevance to consumer interest.

 

###(h)  Training Advisory Committee. - It shall advise on matters relating to

 

(i) types of training to be conducted;

(ii) curriculum of training;

(iii) training methodology;

(iv) any other matter relating thereto;

 

###(i)   Trade Facilitation Advisory Committee. – It shall advise on matters relating to –

 

(i) Interaction with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other Departments of the Government with focus on export oriented product sectors;

(ii) Interaction with Industry and Exporters’ Associations to address bottlenecks being faced by them relating to standards and conformity assessment procedures;

(iii) Entering into Mutual Recognition Agreements or Memorandum of Understanding in areas of standards and conformity assessment procedures for removing any obstacles affecting trade;

(iv) Sensitization of stakeholders about need for examining World Trade Organization – Technical Barriers to Trade notifications of other countries/or importance of raising trade concerns of India in World Trade Organization – Technical Barriers to Trade meetings; 

(v)  Any other matters regarding trade facilitation.

 

##(2) Each Advisory Committee shall consist of a Chairman and such number of other members, to be appointed by the Bureau from amongst its members, as provided hereunder :-

 

(a) Financial Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   six other members;

 

(b) Certification Advisory Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   ###nine other members;

 

(c) Standards Advisory Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   nine other members;

 

(d) Laboratory Advisory Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   ###nine other members;

 

(e) Planning and Development Advisory Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   six other members;

 

(f) Consumer Policy Advisory Committee

 

i)    a Chairman,

ii)   six other members.

 

###(g) Training Advisory Committee

 

(i)   a Chairperson,

(ii)  nine other members

 

###(h) Trade Facilitation Advisory Committee

 

 (i)   a Chairperson,

 (ii)  nine other members

 

(3) The Director General of the Bureau shall be an ex-officio member of each Advisory Committee.

(4) The term of office of the Chairman and the other members of an Advisory Committee shall be two years or till the expiry of the tenure of their membership of the Bureau, whichever is earlier, and they shall be eligible for re-appointment.


(5) The Chairman or any other member of an Advisory Committee may resign his office by forwarding his letter of resignation under his own hand to the President, and such resignation shall take effect from the date of its acceptance by the President or on the expiry of a period of one month from the date of its receipt by the President or on the expiry of the tenure of his membership of the Bureau, whichever is earliest.


(6) When a vacancy occurs by resignation of a Chairman or any other member under sub-regulation (5) or otherwise, the Bureau shall take steps to fill that vacancy by ###appointing suitable person and the Chairman or the other member, as the case may be, so appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term of office of the Chairman or the other member in whose place he is appointed.


(7) A meeting of each Advisory Committee shall be held at least once in ***twelve months.

(8) A notice of not less than seven days, from the date of issue, shall be ordinarily given to the members for each meeting of the Advisory Committee.

 

(9) Every notice of an Advisory Committee meeting shall specify the place and the day and hour of the meeting.


(10) The Chairman of an Advisory Committee shall cause to be prepared and circulated to the members an agenda for the meeting ###which shall include
such matter as may be referred to the Advisory Committee by the Bureau or Executive Committee or Director General, not later than three days before the meeting.

 

(11) The minutes of proceedings of each meeting shall be circulated to each member of an Advisory Committee and shall be confirmed at the next meeting with or without modifications, as the case may require.


4. Travelling and Daily Allowances to the Members of the Advisory and Technical Committees

(1) The members of the Advisory Committees including the Chairman of each such Committee, and other members of the technical committees that may be constituted under sub-section (3) of section 5, representing the Central Government, State Governments, Union Territories, Statutory and autonomous bodies (other than those specially approved by the Executive Committee), public sector undertakings, trade, industry and their associations, and also the Members of Parliament, shall not be eligible to draw any travelling or daily allowance from the funds of the Bureau.


(2) Travelling and daily allowances to the members of the Advisory Committees, including Chairmen and the members of the committees that may be constituted under section 5, other than those specified in sub-regulation (1), while travelling within the country with prior concurrence of the Director General, may be admissible from the Bureau for attending meetings and discharging any duty assigned by the Bureau or the committee concerned.


(3) The rates of travelling and daily allowances admissible to the Chairman and members covered by sub-regulation (2) shall be the same as applicable to non-officials attending the meetings of committees set up by the Central Government.

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* Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 818(E) dated 21 October 1992.
** Inserted vide Notification No. BIS/EC/REG/1 dated 20 May 1994.
*** Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 1016 (E) dated 17 November 1989.

# Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 700(E) dated 1 December 2005

## Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 690(E) dated 1 November 2007.

### Inserted vide Notification No. GSR 832(E) dated 21 November 2014.

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