The world Standards day was celebrated in the office of Legal Metrology Department Bemina Srinagar with great zeal and fervor. The day is celebrated globally every year on 14th October to highlight the importance of standards concerned with the day to day lives of human beings.
The theme of this year’s world standards day was “Standards for sustainable development goals-shared vision for a better world”.
On this occasion, Controller Legal Metrology J&K Mr. Majid K.A. Drabu threw light on the importance of standards that play vital role in day to day activities of common people. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) which is under the administrative control of Ministry of Consumer Affairs GOI lays down standards for the products and services. So, far BIS has laid down standards for about 21000 products and services out of which about 300 products fall under the purview of mandatory certification.
Some of the products which fall under mandatory certification are food additives, mineral/packaged drinking water, cement, LPG stoves, electrical devices like switches, medical devices like Sphygmomanometers, Clinical Thermometers etc.
The purpose for laying the standards is to ease the living of general masses and to ensure the durability and sustainability of products. The field officers of LMD were directed to seek the compliance of the standards of the products which fall under the purview of Legal Metrology Department. The event was graced by the senior officers of the department Joint Controllers/Dy. Controllers and other staff.