BIS as a founder member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) continues to take part in international standardization activities. BIS as a member of ISO
participates in its policy making bodies like Committee on Developing Country Matters (DEVCO), Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO), Committee on Information (INFCO) and Committee on Consumer Policy (COPOLCO) is also a member for the Council which comprises of 18 members besides the ISO office bearers Director General, BIS has been nominated Regional Liaison Officer for South and Central Asia for the period 1998-2000
BIS is also actively involved in the activities of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and has participation status in 34 Technical Committees. Director General, BIS has been elected as a member of Council Board for IEC which advises Council on various policy decision.
BIS is also having memorandum of understanding in the field of standardization, certification and quality assurance on metrology with the following countries.
BIS holds secretarial responsibilities for 5 Technical Committees and 5 Subcommittees and maintains participation status in 51 Technical Committees.
Germany Russian Federation China Turkey Mauritus Israel Cuba
ISO/TC 34/SC7 Spices and Condiments ISO/TC 50 Lac ISO/TC 56 Mica ISO/TC 113 Measurment of Liquid Flow an Open Channel ISO/TC 113/SC 1 Velocity Area Methods ISO/TC 113/SC 6 Sediment Transport ISO/TC 120 Leather ISO/TC 120/SC 1 Raw Hides and Skin Including pickled Felts ISO/TC 120/SC 2 Tanned Leather ISO/TC 149 Cycles
BIS activities with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
BIS has taken a leading role in ISO and its activities from the time of its very creation. It has also taken keen interest and is P-member in its policy making committees like Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO), Committee on Consumer Policy (COPOLCO), Development Committee (DEVCO), Committee on Information (INFCO) and Committee on Reference Materials (REMCO). It has occupied important position by virtue of its significant contributions through its technical committees. BIS is a P-member in 51 and O-member in 111 committees and also holds Secretariat in 5 technical committees (ISO/TC 50, ISO/TC 56, ISO/TC 113, ISO/TC 120 and ISO/TC 149) and 5 subcommittees (ISO/TC 120/SC 1 & SC 2, ISO/TC 34/SC 7, ISO/TC 113/SC 1 and SC 6).
India started taking part in IEC from 1911. BIS took over the responsibility of Indian National Committee of IEC in 1949 from Institution of Engineers. BIS is participating member in 37 technical committees.
Since 1968 BIS has been organizing training programme on standardization for nominees of developing countries every year in the month of October.
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