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Lok Sabha has passed a bill
Lok Sabha has passed a bill to establish Bureau of Indian Standards as a National Standards Body for harmonious development of standardization and assessment and quality assurance of goods, processes and services. The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 also seeks to broaden its ambit, and allow the Central government to make it mandatory for certain notified goods, articles and processes to carry the standard mark. It also allows multiple types of conformity assessment schemes in tune with best global practices. Replying to a debate on the bill in the House, Food and Consumer Affair Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, the bill contains provision to make misuse of Standard mark a cognizable offence.