New Delhi: The Parliament on Tuesday passed the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill 2015.
The bill extends the ambit of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to include services, processes and products while ensuring production of world class goods.
The Bill also proposes to make BIS a national standards body, introduce mandatory hallmarking of precious metals, prevent misuse of standard marks and provides for recall of ISI marked products not conforming to relevant standards.
The BIS Bill, which has been pending for over 30 years, got approved by the Union Cabinet in July last year and was clear by the Lok Sabha on 3 December 2016.
Bureau of Indian Standards, which has been representing India in various international bodies, will now get the legislative backing to formally represent India abroad.