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Welcome to Directorate of Standardisation.
Standardisation is the process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards. A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical specifications, criteria, methods, processes, or practices. Standardisation is an essential tool of Logistics Management for the Armed Forces. The main aim of Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the existing inventory without affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence Forces.
Codification is the process of standardizing and developing a norm for a language.
The Directorate of Standardisation was established on 26 Jun 1962 under DRDO with the objective of controlling items proliferation within the Defence Services. The organisation was transferred under control of Department of Defence Production & Supplies (DP&S) in 1965. Directorate of Standardisation has 09 Standardisation Cells located at Ichapur, Kanpur, Bangalore, Pune, Jabalpur, Chennai, Dehradun, New Delhi and Hyderabad and three Detachments located at Mumbai, Vishakapatnam & Kochi. Dte also has two Training Institutes at Pune and Delhi co-located with the Standardisation Cells at respective locations.
Standardisation is an essential tool of Logistics Management for the Armed Forces. The lesser number of items procured, stocked, maintained, transported and used by troops in the field, the better it is for efficient management. The main aim of Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the existing inventory without affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence Forces. To accomplish this goal, the Directorate of Standardisation has created a strong database of Defence Inventory.
Membership of Allied Committee/135 Directorate of Standardisation has signed a landmark agreement with Allied Committee (AC/135) on 10 Jun 08 for India to become a member of AC/135, the Apex Body of NATO Codification System (NCS). This agreement has placed Indian Codification System at International level and now this Directorate has attained the status of being National Codification Bureau (NCB).
A Bilateral agreement for exchange of codification data with France has been signed on 26 May 2010. Signing of the bilateral agreement with France will facilitate codification data exchange between NCBs of India and France. Since large number of equipment and weapon system are being imported from France, it will considerably reduce our codification efforts.
The aim of having this website is to facilitate the Defence Organisations to have an easy and fast access to the standards. We would welcome any suggestions/views to make this website more informative and interesting.