Introduction: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has issued a significant Order titled “Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers (Quality Control) Order, 2023.”

Detailed Analysis:

1. Short Title and Commencement: The order mandates that it be known as the “Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers (Quality Control) Order, 2023.” It is set to come into force six months from its publication in the Official Gazette. This ensures a reasonable timeframe for affected parties to adapt to the new quality control measures.

2. Compulsory Use of Standard Mark: Goods specified in the order must adhere to the corresponding Indian Standard (7466:1994) and carry the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards. However, a crucial exemption exists for domestically manufactured goods intended for export. The order sets distinct timelines for compliance based on the enterprise’s size, acknowledging the specific needs of micro and small enterprises.

3. Certification and Enforcement Authority: The Bureau of Indian Standards is designated as the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods outlined in the order. This centralizes the regulatory process, ensuring uniformity and adherence to quality standards.

4. Penalty for Contravention: A stringent penalty is outlined for individuals or entities contravening the provisions of the order. This emphasizes the seriousness of compliance and establishes consequences for non-compliance under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

Table: The order specifies “Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers” and references the Indian Standard 7466:1994. It’s essential to note that the latest versions of Indian Standards, including amendments, shall apply as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Conclusion: The Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers Quality Control Order, 2023, represents a crucial step towards ensuring the quality and safety of these products in the Indian market.

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MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

ORDER

New Delhi, the 14th December, 2023

S.O. 5371(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 Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers (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. 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 license from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme-1 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 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 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 expiry of nine months 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 – 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)
Rubber Gaskets for Pressure Cookers. 7466:1994

 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-39012/9/2023-LR]

SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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