National Policy

National Policy

Indian National Strategy for Standardization llNSSl

The Indian National-Strategy for Standardization {INSS)-considers the current sta•e of development across sectors, the existing quality infrastructure and the policy directions in relation to domestic economic developments and for trade in goods and services. The INSS document was released in June 2018 during Fifth National Standards Conclave. This INSS is the result of a broad consensus arrived over consultations held over a four-year period from 2014 to 2017 through national and regional standards conclaves that attracted wide participation of experts and stakeholders from union and state governments,industry, regulatory bodies,national and overseas standards and conformity assessment bodies,academics,and international forums.

The full document (INSS) can be viewed at:­

https://commerce.gov.in/writereaddata/uploadedfile/MOC_636655449469105249_INSS_Booklet_2018.pdf

Standards National Action Plan (SNAP)

The Indian National Strategy for Standardisation (INSS) released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India acknowledges the importance of standardisation as one of the key elements of the quality infrastructure of the country. The INSS has also identified the need for standards to be positioned as a key facilitator of all economic activities. The strategy has further acknowledged the importance of developing a comprehensive ecosystem for standards development in India by adopting the best international practices and creating a respon!>e mechanism to meet the standardisation challenges. The SNAP document was released in Feb 2019.

With the above strategic considerations in perspective, BIS has developed the Standards National Action Plan with the objectives,as follows

1. identification of standardisation needs and enhancing stakeholder involvement

2. Making standardisation processes efficient and fast

3. Ensuring harmonious standardisation activities in the country

4. Increased participation and involvement in international standardisation activities

5. Increasing awareness and implementation of standards

The full document (SNAP) can be viewed at:­

https://bis.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SNAP-Documents.pdf

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