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BIS JKBO conducts Sensitisation Programme for District Level Officers
12/7/2022 11:18:04 PM
Early Times Report
KISHTWAR, Dec 7: Bureau of Indian Standards, Jammu and Kashmir Branch Office organized a Sensitization Programme for the Kishtwar District Level Officers at Conference Hall of New DC Office Complex Kishtwar. The programme was chaired by Chief Planning Officer Mohd. Iqbal Ahmad. The objective of the program was to develop better understanding and insights of standard formulation, use of Indian Standards and to promote procurement of ISI Marked Products by Government Offices.
Tilak Raj, Director and Head of BIS-JKBO gave an overview of the working of BIS. He said that BIS is the quality ecosystem of the country and promotes quality, safety and reliability of products and services through various BIS Conformity Assessment Schemes.
Later, he gave detailed presentation on Standards Formulation, Product Certification, Hallmarking and Compulsory Registration Scheme. He demonstrated Know Your Standards portal of Manakonline through which standards can be easily located and downloaded by anyone. He also demonstrated BIS Care App through which information on Indian Standards, ISI marked products and Hallmarked jewellery can be easily assessed and complaints can also be registered. Tilak informed the audience about 50% rebate on Marking Fee given by BIS to Women Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Micro Industry to promote them and to boost the economy.
At the end, Tilak urged the District Level Officers to procure ISI marked products and to include the requirement of ISI mark in NITs/RFP/Tenders. He requests the Government Departments to encourage the industry to get BIS Certification Licence.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Planning Officer Mohd. Iqbal Ahmad said that such awareness programmes for consumer welfare is a good initiative and shall be held in future as well in the district. He requested BIS to check the purity of Jewellery in Kishtwar district for benefitting of rural consumers. For the same necessary administrative support will be provided by the DC Office.
More than 50 Officers from various departments of Kishtwar such as Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Varunjeet Singh Charak, DFO Marwah Vijay Kumar, Legal Metrology, PWD (R&B), Dept. Soil and Water, Water Supply & Sanitation, Food & Civil Supply, Agriculture, DSO, NIC, DIC, Jal Shakti (PHE), Education, Health and also other departments official of Kishtwar district were present in the program.
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