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Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has issued a significant order, the Gypsum based Building Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2024. Exercising powers under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, the order sets standards for gypsum-based building materials, emphasizing quality control for the industry’s benefit.

The Gypsum based Building Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2024, signifies the Ministry’s commitment to regulating the quality of gypsum-based products for the public interest. Manufacturers, exporters, and enterprises in the industry must adhere to specified standards, with the Bureau of Indian Standards playing a crucial role in certification and enforcement. The order is pivotal for ensuring the reliability and safety of gypsum-based building materials, contributing to the overall quality of construction in the country. Stakeholders should familiarize themselves with the order’s provisions and timelines to ensure compliance and uphold industry standards.

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

ORDER

New Delhi, the 6th March, 2024

S.O. 1153(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:

Short title and commencement.—(1) This Order may be called the Gypsum based Building Materials (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

(2) It shall come into force on 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 Standards specified in Column (2) of the said Table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme-I of Schedule-II of 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 authority.—The Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in the Table.

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

TABLE

Goods or articles

Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
(1) (2) (3)
Gypsum based
Building Materials
2095 (Part 1):201 1 Gypsum Plaster Boards
17400:2021 Gypsum Plaster Boards

Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum Panels

2692: 1989 Gypsum Plaster Boards – Coated/ Laminated Gypsum Plaster Boards
2095 (Part 3): 2022 Gypsum Plaster Boards – Reinforced Gypsum Plaster Boards, Ceiling Tiles

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-31032/13/2023-Cement]
SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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