The department has floated draft control orders for all these products after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), it said in a series of office memoranda.
“DPIIT is continuously engaged with BIS and relevant stakeholders for identification of products for which QCOs could be issued. It is our endeavor to issue about 50 QCOs by the second quarter of 2023-24,” the department said.
The items, under these orders, cannot be produced, sold/traded, imported and stocked unless they bear the BIS mark.
“Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has prepared a draft quality control in respect of lighters in consultation with the Bureau of Indian Standards in order to bring it under mandatory BIS certification keeping in view the human safety and for ensuring the optimum quality of product,” the department said in one such office memorandum.
Work chairs, tables and desks, storage units, beds and bunk beds, wood-based boards and plywood, are proposed to be brought under “mandatory BIS certification keeping in view the human safety and for ensuring the optimum quality of the product”.
Aluminium/ Aluminium Alloy Products, Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners, Ceiling Fan Regulator, Copper Products, Deepwell Handpumps & Components, Drums and Tins, Fire Extinguishers, Hand Tools, Hinges, Household and similar electrical appliances, Laboratory Glassware, Solar DC Cable & Fire Survival Cable, Steel Wires/ Strands, Nylon/ Wire Ropes and Wire mesh Valves and Taps, and Welding Wires are sought to be brought under quality control.