News: The Union Consumer Affairs Minister has addressed the 75th-anniversary event of the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS).
What are the key suggestions given by the Union Consumer Affairs Minister to Improve the performance of BIS?
Firstly, BIS should move from the concept of 3S- Speed, Skill and Scale to 4S – Speed, Skill, Scale and Standards.
Secondly, BIS has been contributing to the national economy through its core activities of “Standardization and Certification”. Now it is time for BIS to plan and chart out a 25-year agenda until 2047.
Thirdly, BIS should be a facilitator, not an obstructer. It should develop as a global organization by learning from the experiences of other countries and integrating with international standards.
Fourthly, BIS should bring a quality or standard revolution through One Nation One Standard. But while ensuring quality, it should not become expensive.
Fifthly, BIS should work on GAP analysis to assess attesting laboratory needs of the country and set up high-quality modern labs across India.
Note: A GAP analysis is the process companies use to compare their current performance with their desired, expected performance.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘BIS celebrates its 75th Anniversary’ published in PIB on 8th Jan 2022.