Sensitization on technical regulation, conformity assessment held at Kohima

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Dimapur, September 25: A one day sensitization programme on standards, technical regulation, conformity assessment and accreditation was held Tuesday at Directorate of Industries & Commerce Kohima. The programme was organized by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce in collaboration with National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NBCB) and Quality Council of India (QCI).
CEO of NABCB, Anil Jauhri said it is estimated worldwide that 60 to 70% of various trades are due to standards as standards have become the most important thing and it is very important now that everyone need to know about standards. He said it is very important for all section of society be it government, industry or service industry needs to be aware of how standards will impact in terms of their survival. Not everybody can be an expert but can have a broad view and how it impacts us, he said.
Jauhri added that standards keep changing and it is a battle for all to understand the importance of standards. He was happy that the Government has realized the importance of standardization as it has become an issue which is causing a problem. He said the purpose of the training is to create awareness on the basics which will help all the participants to have a broad understanding of the issues which is actually happening in the domestic and international market.
Commissioner and Secretary I&C Lithrongla G. Chishi IAS in her introductory speech said that when it comes to standardization and certification issues it is a very new topic for people in Nagaland. She added that if we have to compete internationally in the market or in any forum we need to have this.
She encouraged participating departments like the Agri & Allied, Handloom, Bio Resource and Bamboo to make the best use of the training as they will be the forth runner in creating awareness and impart training to other departments in future.
The resource persons for the program were CEO NABCB Anil Jauhri, Professor Murali Kallummal, Department of Commerce and S Krishnamurthy, Lead Assessor NABCB.
Various topics like WTO agreement on standard and conformity and their assessment, accreditation: the global and national infrastructure and its benefits, understanding conformity assessment, national measurement system in India and its international linkages, challenges of standards and conformity assessment and emerging regulatory regime were discussed in the day long session.
(Page News Service)