SectionsParticulars
Chapter IPreliminary
1Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. (2) It extends to the whole India. (3) It shall come into force on such date {1-4-1987! ...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) "article" means (as respects standardisation and marking) any substance, artificial or natural, or p...
Chapter IIPreliminary
3Establishment and incorporation of Bureau of Indian Standards
(1) With effect the from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint in this behalf shall be established for the...
4Constitution of Executive Committee
(1) The Bureau may, with the prior approval of the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette constitute an Executive Committee which shall co...
5Constitution of the Advisory committees and other committees
(1) Subject to any regulations made in this behalf the Bureau may, from time to time and as and when it is considered necessary constitute the following Advis...
6Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Bureau Executive Committee, etc
No act or proceedings of the Bureau the Executive Committee or any Committee constituted under section 5 shall be invalid merely by reason of- (a) any vacancy...
7Director General of the Bureau
(1) The Central Government shall appoint a Director General the Bureau. (2) The terms and conditions of service of the Director-General the Bureau shall be su...
8Officers and employees of the Bureau
(1) The Bureau may appoint such other officers and employees as it considers necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions under this Act. (2) The te...
Chapter IIITransfer Of Assets, Liabilities Etc., Of The Indian Standards Institution To The Bureau
9Transfer of assets, liabilities and employees of Indian Standards Institution
(1) On and from the date of establishment of the Bureau,- (a) any reference to the Indian Standards Institution in any law other than this Act or in any cont...
Chapter IVPowers And Functions Of The Bureau
10Functions of the Bureau
(1) The Bureau may exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to it by or under this Act and, in particular, such powers include the powe...
11Prohibition of improper use of Standard Mark
(1) No person shall use, in relation to any article or process, or in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design the Standard Mark or any coloura...
12Prohibition of use of certain names, etc.
No person shall, except in such cases and under such conditions as may be prescribed, use without the previous permission of the Bureau,- (a) any name which ...
13Prohibition of registration in certain cases
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, no registering authority shall- (a) register any company, firms or other body ...
14Compulsory use of Standard Mark for articles and processes to certain scheduled industries
If the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau, is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, in the public interest, it may, by order...
Chapter VLicence
15Grant of licence
(1) The Bureau may, by order, grant, renew, suspend or cancel a licence in such manner as may be determined by regulations. (2) The grant or renewal of the l...
16Appeal
(1) Any person aggrieved by an order made under section 15 may prefer an appeal to the Central Government within such period as may be prescribed. (2) No appe...
Chapter VIFinance, Accounts And Audit
17Grants and loans by the Central Government
The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, make to the Bureau grants and loans of such sums of money as tha...
18Fund
(1) There shall be constituted a Fund to be called the Bureau of Indian Standards Fund and there shall be credited thereto- (a) any grants and loans made to...
19Borrowing powers of the bureau
(1) The Bureau may, with the consent of the Central Government or in accordance with the terms of any general or special authority given to it by the Central...
20Budget
The Bureau shall prepare, in such form and at such time in each financial year as may be prescribed, its budget for the next financial year, showing the estim...
21Annual report
The Bureau shall prepare, in such form and at such time in each financial year as may be prescribed, its annual report, giving a full account of its activiti...
22Accounts and audit
(1) The Bureau shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed by the ...
23Annual report to be laid before Parliament
The Central Government shall cause the annual report to be laid, as soon as may be after it is received, before each House of Parliament. ...
Chapter VIIMiscellaneous
24Power of Central Government to issue directions
(1) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this Act, the Bureau shall, in the exercise of its powers or the performance of its function under this A...
25Inspecting officer
(1) The Bureau may appoint as many inspecting officers as may be necessary for the purpose of inspecting whether any article or process in relation to which t...
26Power to search and seizure
(1) If the inspecting officer has reason to believe that any article or process in relation to which the contravention of section 11 or section 12 has taken p...
27Delegation
The Bureau may, by general or special order in writing, delegate to any member, member of the Executive Committee, officer of the Bureau or any other person ...
28Power to obtain information
Every licensee shall supply the Bureau with such information, and with such samples of any material or substance used in relation to any article or process, ...
29Savings
Nothing in this Act shall exempt any person from any suit or other proceeding which might, apart from this Act, be brought against him. ...
30Certain matters to be kept confidential
Any information obtained by an inspecting officer or the Bureau from any statement made or information supplied or any evidence given or from inspection made...
31Members, officers and employees of the Bureau to be public Servants
All members, officer and other employees of the Bureau shall be deemed, when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act, t...
32Protection of action taken in good faith
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government or any officer of the Government or any member, officer or other employee of t...
33Penalty for improper use of Standard Mark, etc.
(1) Any person who contravenes the provisions of section 11, or section 12 or section 14 or section 15 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which...
34Cognizance of offences by courts
(1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act, save a complaint made by or under the authority of the Government or Bureau or b...
35Offences by companies
(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who at the time the offence was committed was in charge of, and was respons...
36Authentication or orders and other instruments of the Bureau
All orders and decisions of and all other instruments issued by the Bureau shall be authenticated by the signature of such officer or officers as may be autho...
37Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may be notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without...
38Power to make regulations
(1) The Executive Committee may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make regulations consistent w...
39Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of parliament, while it is in session...
40Act not to affect operation of certain Acts
Nothing in this Act shall affect the opinion of the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937(1 of 1937) or the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940(23 of...
41Power to remove difficulties
(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, b order, published in the Official Gazette, make such...
42Repeal and saving
(1) The Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, 1952(36 of 1952), is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any a...
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