Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has issued a significant order – the Laboratory Glassware (Quality Control) Order, 2023. This order, exercising the powers conferred by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, aims to regulate the quality of laboratory glassware in the country.

Detailed Analysis:

1. Short Title and Commencement: The order begins by specifying its short title as the “Laboratory Glassware (Quality Control) Order, 2023” and outlines its commencement six months from the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Conformity to Standards and Compulsory Use of Standard: Goods or articles mentioned in the table are required to conform to the corresponding Indian Standards and bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The order exempts goods manufactured domestically for export. Additionally, specific timelines for the implementation of the order are outlined for micro and small enterprises.

3. Certification and Enforcement: The Bureau of Indian Standards is designated as the certifying and enforcing authority for the specified goods or articles, ensuring adherence to the prescribed standards.

4. Penalty for Contravention: The order establishes penalties under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, for any person contravening its provisions, emphasizing the seriousness of compliance.

5. Table: The table lists various laboratory glassware and their corresponding Indian Standards. It emphasizes that the latest version of Indian Standards, as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards, shall apply.

Conclusion: The Laboratory Glassware (Quality Control) Order, 2023, introduced by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, signifies a proactive step toward ensuring the quality of laboratory glassware in the country. As it mandates conformity to Indian Standards and enforces certification through the Bureau of Indian Standards, the order aims to enhance product quality, promote safety, and streamline the industry. Stakeholders are urged to familiarize themselves with the specifics outlined in the order to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. This regulatory measure is poised to contribute to the overall improvement of standards in the laboratory glassware sector, aligning with national and international quality benchmarks.

****

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

ORDER

New Delhi, the 1st January, 2024

S.O. 44(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 or 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 Laboratory Glassware (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

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

2. Conformity to standards and Compulsory use of Standard – Goods or articles specified in the Column (1) of the Table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard mentioned in Column (2) of the Table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme-1 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 for export:

Provided further that in relation to micro enterprises, as defined in clauses (h) and (m) respectively of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force on the first day of expiry of twelve months from the date of publication of this notification.

Provided also that in relation to small enterprises, as defined in clauses (h) and (m) respectively of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force on the first day of expiry of nine months from the date of publication of this notification.

Laboratory Glassware

3. Certification and enforcement – The Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in the Column (1) of 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)
Laboratory Glassware 878:2008 Laboratory glassware – Graduated measuring cylinders
915:2012 Laboratory glassware – One – Mark volumetric flasks
1381 (Part 1): 2003 Laboratory   glassware     –Narrow-necked    boiling flasks
1117:2018 Laboratory glassware – Single volume pipettes
2619:2018 Glass beakers

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 shall apply.

[F. No. P-29026/10/2023-LEI]

SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

Join Taxguru’s Network for Latest updates on Income Tax, GST, Company Law, Corporate Laws and other related subjects.

Join us on Whatsapp

taxguru on whatsapp GROUP LINK

Join us on Telegram

taxguru on telegram GROUP LINK

Download our App

  

More Under Corporate Law

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search Posts by Date

February 2024
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26272829