The erstwhile Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was established in year 1947 (now Bureau of Indian Standards) with the objective of harmonious development of standardization activity in India. Under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, Bureau establishes Indian Standards in relation to any article or process and amends, revises or cancels the standards so established as may be necessary, by a process of consultation involving consumers, manufacturers, Government and regulatory bodies, technologists, scientists and testing laboratories through duly constituted committees.
To formulate standards through 15 division councils representing diverse area of economy and technology. The 15 Division Council are Chemical; Medical Equipment And Hospital Planning; Civil Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Electrotechnical; Petroleum, Coal and Related Products; Electronics and Information Technology; Production and General Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Textile; Transport Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Water Resources.
To formulate Standards on service sector including Banking and Financial Services; Education Services; Tourism Services; Accounting Services; Legal Services; Media and Entertainment Services; Health and Wellness Services; IT and ITES Services; Environment Services; Telecommunication Services; Infra and Construction Services; Transport and Logistics Services; Management and Systems.