Friday, April 15, 2016

Bureau of Indian Standards Bill passed

Parliament has passed a Bill under which the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) can order recall of products not conforming to standards, in addition to cancellation of licence of the manufacturer. It can also order compensation to consumers in case goods and services do not conform to the standards. The Bill also empowers the government to implement mandatory hallmarking of precious metal articles, such as gold and silver 


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