New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015, which, when implemented, will replace the existing BIS Act, 1986.

“New BIS Bill envisages mandatory certification regime to protect health, safety, environment etc.,” Press Information Bureau Director General Frank Noronha tweeted.

“New BIS provisions to allow multiple conformity assessment schemes, including self-declaration of conformity,” he said.

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