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Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 1986

10. Functions of the Bureau.-

(1) The Bureau may exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to it by or under this Act and, in particular, such powers include the power to-

(a) establish, publish and promote in such manner as may be prescribed the Indian Standard in relation to any article to process;

(b) recognise as an Indian Standard, in such manner as may be prescribed any standard established by any other Institution in India or elsewhere, in relation to any article or process;

(c) specify a Standard Mark to be called the Bureau of Indian Standards Certification Mark which shall be of such design and contain such particular as may be prescribed to represent a particular Indian Standard;

(d) grant, renew, suspend or cancel a licence for the use for the use Standard Mark;

(e) levy fees for the grant or renewal of any licence;

(f) make such inspection and take such samples of any material or substance as necessary to see whether any article or process in relation to which the Standard Mark has been used conforms to the Indian Standard of whether the Standard Mark has been improperly used in relation to any article or process with or without a licence;

(g) seek recognition of the Bureau and of the Indian Standards outside India on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the Bureau with any corresponding institution or organisation in any country;

(h) establish, maintain and recognise laboratories for the purpose of standardisation an quality control and for such other purpose as may be prescribed;

(i) undertake research for the formulation of Indian Standards in the interests of consumers and manufacturers;

(j) recognise any institution in India or outside which is engaged in the standardisation of any process or the improvement of the quality of any article or process;

(k) provide service to manufactured and consumers of articles or processes on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon;

(l) appoint agent in India or outside India for the inspection, testing and such other purpose as may be prescribed;

(m) established branches offices, or agencies in India or outside;

(n) inspect any article or process at such times and at such places as may be prescribed in relation to which the Standard Mark is used or which is required to conform to the Indian Standard by this Actor under any other law irrespective of whether such article or process is in India or is brought or intended to be brought into India form a place outside India;

(o) co-ordinate activities of any manufacturer or association of manufacturers or consumers engaged in standardisation and in the improvement of the quality of any article or process or in the implementation or any quality control activities;

(p) perform such other function as may be prescribed.

(2) The Bureau shall perform its functions under this section in accordance with, and subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government.



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