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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
03-September-2012 12:4 IST
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food & Consumer Affairs Invites Public Views on BIS Amendment Bill
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution has invited views and suggestions from the public in general, associations, institutions, experts and NGO working in the field of standardization regarding Bureau of Indian Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

The Bill referred to committee for examination and report to Parliament, proposes to amend the Bureau of Indian Standards Act(BIS), 1986 to empower the Central Government, to notify any article or process which shall confirm to the Indian Standard and direct registration or grant self declaration of conformity with the BIS as compulsory. Also it seeks to empower the Central Government to make rules to provide for the manner of compounding of offences and making application therefor, etc.

Views and suggestions can be sent to Director, Committee on Food, Consumer affairs and Public Distribution, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room no. 514-A, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001, by Fax no. 23017732/23010756, Tel nos. 23034443 and 23035478, e-mail: with fifteen days of the publication of this Notice.