Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Jammu and Kashmir Branch Office today organized a sensitization programme for the District Level Officers of Pulwama at Circuit House, here.
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.
The programme was chaired by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Pulwama, Dr. Sheikh Abdul Aziz. Addressing the participants, ADDC 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 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.
He said that BIS certification is a means for providing third party guarantee of quality, safety and reliability of products to the consumers. Speaking on the occasion, Atri 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 manakonline portal and BIS Care App through examples to check authenticity of ISI marked products and Hallmarked jewellery and complaints can also be registered.
Later, he 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. Officers who attended the program were ADC Pulwama, ADC Tral, Chief Planning Officer Pulwama, GM DIC Pulwama, ACD Pulwama, ACP Pulwama, SE Electric (KPDCL), ARTO Pulwama, DEPO Pulwama, DYSSO, XEN R&B (PWD) and other District and Sectoral Officers of the District.
ADDC Pulwama said during the program that such awareness programmes must be conducted at Department level also. He also urged the officers to spread the awareness among masses during public outreach programs.