BIS-JKBO conducts Sensitization programme for District Level Officers at Baramulla
Baramulla : The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Jammu and Kashmir Branch Office today organized a Sensitization programme for the District Level Officers of Baramulla district at Meeting Hall of PWD Dak-Bunglow, here.
The objective of the programme 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.
The programme was chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Baramulla, Dr Zahoor Ahmad Raina. Addressing the participants, the ADC said that standardization is of utmost importance for development.
He praised the BIS care app and other initiatives taken by BIS for the development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods. Pankaj Atri, Joint Director BIS-JKBO gave a detailed presentation on department specific standards, Standards Formulation, Product Certification, Hallmarking and Compulsory Registration Scheme.
He demonstrated the Know Your Standards portal of BIS through which standards can be easily located and downloaded free of cost. He also demonstrated a manak online portal and BIS Care App through examples to check authenticity of ISI marked products and Hallmarked jewellery and added that complaints can also be registered.
The BIS Officers also highlighted various initiatives of the BIS in bringing quality products to the customers. He said that the aim and objective of the programme is to aware the Heads of Departments in the District about the Quality checks of the standard products and laws to control the substandard products in the market.
He also gave awareness to the gathering about ISI mark and Hallmark and how to frame specifications for various departmental tenders and GeM portal. The programme was attended by SDM Gulmarg, Syed Altaf; SDM Pattan, Syed Faheem besides officers from JKPCC, DSWO, FCS&CA, CAHO, Legal Metrology, Handicrafts and other district and sectoral officers.