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Standards Compliance for Consumer Products to be Monitored Strictly -Paswan

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The Government is working with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to introduce the regime of strict quality standards for consumer products and services. BIS Act will be amended soon with this propose. This was stated by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution while inaugurating the seminar on Standards Level the Playing Field on the occasion of World Standards Day celebrations organized by BIS, here today. .

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Stressing on the need of quality consumers products, Paswan said: Indian products should meet international quality standards in all respects. Compliance to standards by industry will pave way for the success of recently launched Make in India initiative by the Government. .

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The Minister further added the adoption of standards facilitates in providing a level playing field to all enterprises, helps them to overcome the technical gaps to reach global markets and to improve quality of life for all. .

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Shri Keshav Desiraju, Secretary, Consumer Affairs while giving his special address stated that Govt. regulations are intended to provide fairness to all players to play by the same set of rules. He added that Standards provide practical tools for tackling many of todays global challenges from managing global resources. .

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Shri Sunil Soni, DG BIS while highlighting programme objectives said that BIS is playing a committed role at National and International level by developing standards in tune with world trade and at the same time keeping in mind the requirements of our society for standardization. .

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First Published: Tue, October 14 2014. 00:20 IST