India Standards Portal

Indian voluntary Standards development organizations

OrganizationStandard Published

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

All subjects excluding Drugs & pharmaceuticals, environmental (ambient & emission) norms, grading of agricultural products. More than 15000 Standards

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

Standards for organic production and Systems (under the National programme for Organic Production - NPOP

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Automotive Industry Standards: 132 Standards published

Safety Standards : 3 Standards published (Some standards adopted under CMVR)

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Energy performance Standards for Appliances

Energy Conservation Building Code

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

Lay down the standards for Drugs and health care devices / technologies, approve new drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

Lays down standards for the quality of air, water quality criteria from different sources, emission norms for vehicles, emission norms & sound levels for diesel engines & generator sets. CPCB also prepares manuals, codes and guidelines relating to treatment and disposal of sewage and trade effluents as well as for stack gas cleaning devices, stacks and ducts

Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI)- AGMARK

Grading Standards covering 164 commodities in the following categories Pulses , Cereals, Essential Oils, Makhana, Vegetable Oils, Fruits & Vegetables Roasted Bengal Gram, and Vermicelli, Macaroni & Spaghetti

Export Inspection Council of India (EIC)

EIC itself does not formulate any standard and instead recognizes the technical regulations or national standards of the importing countries /international standards provided that such specifications are not below the minimum standard specification prescribed in the order/notification issued by Govt. of India for the product.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Lay down standards for articles of food and regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import. General standards that apply to all foods as well as over 300 product standards are available on FSSAI website and constantly being revised/amended.

Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)

Carry out inspection of marine products, its raw materials, fixing standards and specifications, regulate and take all necessary steps for maintaining the quality of sea food that are marketed overseas.

Indian Roads Congress (IRC)

More than 100 Standards on

  1. Standards relating to roads, viz. survey, investigation, equipment, design, construction, environment, maintenance, geometrics, safety, road signage & technology.
  2. Standards, Specification and Codes of Practice on Bridges and also Guidelines for their inspection, maintenance, testing and rating.
  3. Standards Plans and specifications of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

Effluent and emission standards for different industry/service sectors are provided in the schedule of various rules framed by MoEFCC under the Environment Protection Act.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)

Evolves standard specifications for roads and bridges in the country

National Medicinal Plants Board

Voluntary standards for medicinal plants based on good agricultural/collection practices

Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD)

Product design, safety standards, Codes of practices, Guidance standards in Oil and Gas sector ; 112 Standards published

Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization(PESO)

Engaged in the activities related to safety in manufacture, possession, use, sale, import, export and handling of explosives, petroleum, flammable and non flammable compressed gases and other hazardous substances through comprehensive administration of the rules framed under the Explosives Act, 1984 and Petroleum Act 1934

Petroleum and natural Gas Regulatory Body(PNGRB)

Lay down the technical standards and specifications including safety standards in activities related to petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas

Quality Council of India (QCI)

NABH – Standards for Hospital Accreditation

NABET – Standard for School Accreditation

Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC)

E-Gov Standards on the following subjects:

  1. Network and Information Security
  2. Metadata and Data Standards for Application Domains
  3. Quality and Documentation
  4. Localization and Language Technology Standards
  5. Technical Standards and E-Governance Architecture
  6. Legal enablement of ICT systems

Tea Board

Standards for Black, Green, Kangra and Instant tea defined in Tea (Distribution and Export) Control Order, 2005

Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC)

Formulate Standards with regard to Telecom network equipment, services and interoperability, the associated conformity tests and Fundamental Technical Plans.

Dedicated Standards bodies

OrganizationStandard Published

Directorate of Standardization (DoS)

Standards for Defence purchases and codification of defence inventories

Inter Plant Standardization in Steel Industry(IPSS)

Over 350 Standards on Consumable Stores & Equipment, Design Parameters, and Management for SAIL Steel plants

Railways Design & Standards Organization (RDSO)

Development of standards for materials and products specially needed by Indian Railways


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