G.S.R. 536 (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by clause(b) of sub-section (2) of section 38 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 (Powers and Duties of Director General) 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. "employee" means officers and employees in the whole time service of the Bureau but does not include a person employed on daily wages;

  3. "rules" means the Bureau of Indian Standards Rules, 1987;

  4. "post" means a post under the Bureau;

  5. All other words and expressions used in the 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. Powers and Duties of Director General -

1) The Director General as Chief Executive of the Bureau shall -

a) convene with the approval of the President meetings of the Bureau;

b) administer and co-ordinate various activities of the Bureau;

c) assign duties of employees;

d) issue instructions to employees for carrying out activities of the Bureau;

** e) exercise powers vested with the Head of the Department in the Central Government under the General Financial Rules, 1963; Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978; the Fundamental Rules and the Supplementary Rules, 1922; Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972; Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944; General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960; Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972; Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964; Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)Rules, 1965; Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962, as amended from time to time and the powers specified in the Schedule appended to these regulations.

f) undertake such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated to him by the Executive Committee.

* 2) For administrative efficiency, the Director General may delegate any of his powers or duties under these regulations to any of the officers not below the rank of Deputy Director of the Bureau subject to report to the Executive Committee.



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**1. To permit a permanent employee to retain lien on a post under the Bureau:  
  a) In case of employment in Central/State Government Department, Public Sector Undertaking or autonomous body. Initially upto two years extendable by one more year in exceptional cases.
  b) In case of deputation to developing countries on Government basis. Initially upto two years extendable by another three years.
2. To transfer an employee from one post to another. Full powers.
3. To sanction, grant and to permit acceptance of honorarium. Up to a maximum of Rs 1 000 in each case.
4. To allow mileage allowance by a route other than the shortest. Full powers, provided selection of the route is in Bureau's interest.
5. To decide the shortest of two or more routes. Full powers.
6. To decide whether a particular absence is absence on duty Full powers.
7. To sanction recurring and non-recurring expenditure Full powers within the budget provision.
8. To sanction purchase of working stores and equipment. Full powers within the budget provision.
9. To sanction permanent advances. Full powers up to a limit of Rs 15000 subject to report to the Executive Committee.
10. To sanction municipal or cantonment taxes. Full powers.
11. To sanction the renting of ordinary office accommodation. Full powers within the budget provision.
12. To sanction expenditure for repairs and alterations to hired and requisitioned buildings. Full powers within the budget provision.
13. To sanction expenditure on original petty works and special and ordinary repairs to the building owned by the Bureau. Full powers within the budget provision.
14. To sanction advance of pay to an officer under transfer. Full powers.
15. To sanction the purchase of typewriters, calculating machines, accounting machines, etc. Full powers.
16. To order destruction of records. Full powers.
17. To write off irrecoverable losses of stores, or of public money (including loss of stamps), etc, provided that (i) the loss does not disclose a defect in rules or procedure the amendment of which requires the orders of higher authority and (ii) there has not been any serious negligence on the part of any employee of the Bureau which may call for disciplinary action by a higher authority. As under subject to report to the Executive Committee.
a) Rs.10000/- for losses of stores not due to theft, fraud or negligence; and
b) Rs.2500/- for other cases
18. To order sale, by auction or otherwise of unserviceable stores or perishable articles in the interest of the Bureau. Full powers.
19. To sanction tours and to counter-sign TA bills of employees including his own. Full powers.
20. To grant any leave including special disability leave to the employees. Full powers.
***21. To fill substantively all vacant posts upto the scale of pay of Rs. 4500-5700. (This power includes the power to appoint, to confirm and terminate.) Full powers.
***22. To make officiating appointment. Full powers, In case officiating appointment for all the posts in the pay scale of Rs 5100-5700 and above is for a period exceeding six months the approval of the Central Government shall be required to be obtained.
23. To withhold increments. Full powers in respect of posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
24. To allow an employee to count extraordinary leave for increments. Full powers in respect of posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
25. To grant subsistence allowance to an employee under suspension. Full powers in respect of posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
26. To allow travel by air to employees. Full powers in the case of employees entitled to first class railway fare.
27. To sanction telephone installations. Full powers.
**28. To nominate delegations to international meetings after consulting the concerned Division Council/Sectional Committee of the Bureau and other interests concerned with the subject matter under discussion. Full powers within the budget provision subject to report to Executive Committee.
29. To sanction expenditure on entertainment and light refreshments. Full powers within the budget provision.
30. To sanction expenditure on grants-in-aid for welfare of employees in accordance with Central Government practice. Full powers within the budget provision.
31. To sanction grants-in-aid for research and testing. Full powers within the budget provision.
32. To sanction TA and DA to Bureau and committee members as admissible under the regulations. Full powers.
33. To decide the scope and extent of insurance of Bureau's property and sanction expenditure. Full powers.
34. To sponsor an employee for undergoing a specialized course of training in India and to sanction expenditure therefor. Full powers within the budget provision.
35. To grant special pay to employees. In confirmity with the orders of the Central Government on the subject.
@36. To sanction payment of honorarium/fee to outside experts for special service or advice. Up to Rs. 2000/- in each case.
37. To sanction demurrage/wharfage charges. Full powers subject to report to the Executive Committee where expenditure exceed Rs 1000/- in each case.
38. To grant pre-mature increments to employees. Full powers subject to guidelines laid down by the Central Government, if any.
39. To sanction loans and advances to employees in accordance with the Central Government orders. Full powers.
40. To appoint officers as inspecting officers and furnish them with a certificate of appointment. Full powers.
41. To authorize an officer or officers to authenticate orders and decisions of, and other instruments issued, by the Bureau. Full powers.
42. To exempt use of any name, mark or trade-mark referred to in section 12 of the Act from the operation thereof in accordance with the provisions of rule 14. Full powers.
43. To obtain from licensees any information and samples of any material or substance used in relation to any article or process. Full powers.

* Inserted vide GSR No. 1031(E) dated 31 December 1987.
** Inserted vide GSR No. 69(E) dated 9 February 1990.
*** Inserted vide BIS/EC/REG.5 dated 23 September 1994.
@ Inserted vide GSR No. 389(E) dated 26 May 1999.