Bureau of Indian Standards has been operating Management Systems Certification Scheme since 1991
BIS Act, 1986 and Rules & Regulations framed there
Initially, BIS started the scheme with Quality Management System Certification (IS/ISO 9001) and over the years it has gradually expanded its activities to various other Management Systems.
NABCB, QCI has accredited Quality Management System Certification Schemes and Environmental Management System Certification Schemes of BIS.
The Management Systems Certification Department at HQS New Delhi is the policy making department which also coordinates the Systems Certification activities from the country in a uniform and impartial manner as per ISO/IEC 17021.
The Management Systems Certification activities is de-centralized to its five regional offices: the central region located in Delhi, the eastern region located in Kolkata, the northern region located in Chandigarh, the southern region located in Chennai and the western region located in Mumbai. The Deputy Director General (Region) is the granting, renewing and cancellation authority of the licence and this activity is coordinated by the Management Systems Certification Officer of the region.
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