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Ministry of Commerce & Industry has enacted the Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products Quality Control Order 2024 to regulate the safety standards of such products. This order aims to ensure consumer safety and product quality. The Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products Quality Control Order 2024 is a crucial step towards ensuring the safety and reliability of such products in the market. By mandating adherence to safety standards and enforcing certification, the order aims to protect consumer interests and promote compliance within the industry. Businesses must prioritize compliance with the stipulations of this order to uphold consumer safety and trust in the market.

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

ORDER
New Delhi, the 6th March, 2024

S.O. 1152(E).In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016), the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, is of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient so to do in the public interest, hereby makes the following Order, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.(1) This Order may be called the Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

(2) It shall come into force on the expiry of six month from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

2. Compulsory use of Standard Mark.Goods or articles specified in column (1) of the Table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard specified in column (2) of the Table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme-I of Schedule-II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018:

Provided that nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically meant for export:

Provided further that nothing in this order shall apply to small enterprises, as defined under clause (m) of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), till the expiry of nine month from the date of publication of this notification:

Provided also that nothing in this order shall apply to micro enterprises, as defined under clause (h) of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), till the expiry of twelve month from the date of publication of this notification:

3. Certification and enforcement authorityThe Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in the Table.

4. Penalty for contraventionAny person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Order shall be punishable under the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

TABLE

Goods and Articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
(1) (2) (3)
Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products 459:1992 Corrugated and Semi – Corrugated Asbestos Cement Sheets
1592:2003 Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipes and Joints
2096:1992 Asbestos Cement Flat Sheets
2098:1997 Asbestos Cement Building Boards
6908:1991 Asbestos – Cement Pipes and Fittings for Sewerage and Drainage
13000:1990 Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets
8870:1978 Asbestos Cement Cable Conduits and Troughs
9627:1980 Asbestos Cement Pressure Pipes (Light Duty)
13008:1990 Shallow Corrugated Asbestos Cement Sheets
14862:2000 Fibre Cement Flat Sheets
14871:2000 Fibre Reinforced Cement Products – Long Corrugated or Asymmetrical Section Sheets and Fittings for Roofing and Cladding

Note.For the purposes of this Table, the latest version of Indian Standards including the amendments thereof, as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards from time to time shall apply.

[F. No. P-31032/16/2023-CEMENT]

SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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