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Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has issued a new quality control order concerning Plywood and Wooden Flush Door Shutters. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the key provisions and implications of this order.

Detailed Analysis:

1. Legal Framework: The order is issued under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, and supersedes the previous quality control order from 2023. It mandates conformity to Indian Standards and the use of Standard Marks for specified goods.

2. Effective Date: The order is slated to come into force from February 28, 2025, with different commencement dates for small and micro-enterprises, ensuring a phased implementation approach.

3. Compulsory Use of Standard Marks: Goods specified in the order must adhere to corresponding Indian Standards and display the Standard Mark, as per Bureau of Indian Standards regulations. However, exemptions are provided for goods meant for export.

4. Certification and Enforcement: The Bureau of Indian Standards is designated as the certifying and enforcing authority for the specified goods, ensuring compliance with quality standards.

5. Penalties for Contravention: Non-compliance with the provisions of the order is subject to penalties under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, highlighting the importance of adherence to quality control measures.

Conclusion: The issuance of the Plywood and Wooden Flush Door Shutters (Quality Control) Order 2024 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring product quality and consumer safety. By mandating adherence to Indian Standards and enforcing certification requirements, the order aims to enhance the quality of goods in the market. It is essential for stakeholders to familiarize themselves with the provisions of this order and ensure compliance within the stipulated timelines to avoid penalties and promote industry best practices.

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MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)
ORDER
New Delhi, the 15th March, 2024

S.O. 1377(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 read with section 17 and sub-section (3) of section 25 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016) and in supersession of the Plywood and Wooden flush door shutters (Quality Control) Order, 2023, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government, 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 Plywood and Wooden flush door shutters (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

(2) It shall come into force with effect from the 28th February,2025:

Provided that in respect of small enterprise, as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force with effect from the 28th May, 2025:

Provided further that in respect of micro enterprises, as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force with effect from the 28th August, 2025.

2. Compulsory use of Standard Marks.-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 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 meant for export.

3. Certification and enforcing authority.-The Bureau shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in 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)
Plywood and Wooden flush door shutters 303: 1989 Plywood for general purposes
2202 (Part 1):1999 Wooden flush door shutters (solid core type) – Plywood face panels
710:2010 Marine plywood
5509:2021 Fire retardant plywood
1328: 1996 Veneered decorative plywood
2191 (Part 2):2022 Wooden flush door shutters (cellular and hollow core type) – Particle board and hardboard face panels ,
2191 (Part 1):2022 Wooden flush door shutters (cellular and hollow core type) – Plywood face panels
2202(Part 2): 2022 Wooden Flush Door Shutters (Solid core type) Particle Board, High Density Fibre Board, Medium Density Fibre Board and Fibre Hardboard Face Panels
4990: 2011 Plywood for concrete shuttering works – Specification
10701: 2012 Structural plywood – Specification

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

[F. No. P-14031/9/2023-CI]
SANJIV, Jt. Secy

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