Process of Standards Formulation

  • check-icons Any Ministry of the Central Government, State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, consumer organizations, industrial units, industry-associations, professional bodies, members of the Bureau and members of its technical committees may submit proposals to the Bureau for establishing a standard or for revising, amending, or cancelling an established standard by making such request in writing.

    check-iconsThe work of formulation of standards on any specific subject shall be undertaken when the Division Council concerned is satisfied as a result of its own deliberations or on investigation and consultation with concerned interests that the necessity for standardization has been established.

    check-icons When the subject has been so investigated and the need established, the Division Council concerned shall assign the task of formulating the standard to an appropriate Technical Committee or shall appoint a new Technical Committee for the purpose.

    check-icons When request for establishing a standard for any specific subject has not been accepted after its due consideration, the proposer is informed of the decision.

    check-icons A draft standard prepared and duly approved by a Committee is issued in draft form and widely circulated for a period of not less than one month amongst the various interests concerned for critical review and suggestions for improvement. The wide circulation may be waived if so decided by the Sectional Committee where the matter is urgent or non-controversial.

    check-icons Special attention is given to multidisciplinary areas such as energy conservation, environmental protection, rural development and safety.

    check-icons The appropriate Technical Committee thereafter finalizes the draft standard giving due consideration to the comments that may be received. The draft standard after it has been approved by the Sectional Committee and submitted to the Chairman of the Division Council concerned for adoption on its behalf.

    check-icons All established standards are reviewed periodically, at least once in five years, to determine the need for revision or withdrawal. Standards which in the opinion of the Sectional Committee need no revision or amendment are reaffirmed by the Sectional Committee.

BIS is engaged in formulation of Indian Standards for the following sectors:

  • check-icons Chemicals
  • check-icons Civil Engineering
  • check-icons Electronics and Information Technology
  • check-icons Electrotechnical
  • check-icons Food and Agriculture
  • check-icons Mechanical Engineering
  • check-icons Management and Systems
  • check-icons Medical Equipment and Hospital Planning
  • check-icons Metallurgical Engineering
  • check-icons Petroleum Coal and Related Products
  • check-icons Production & General Engineering
  • check-icons Services Sector Department
  • check-icons Transport Engineering
  • check-icons Textile
  • check-icons Water Resources

Each of these sectors has a Division Council to oversee and supervise its work. BIS updates detailed Work Programme for each of the 15 Division Councils. The Work Programme, besides giving scope of Division Council and Sectional Committees, contains committee wise position of standards published and draft standards (like preliminary, wide circulation and finalized draft standards) at different stages of preparation. Please click here to view the Work Programme.


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