Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (Bsti)

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Definition of BSTI
The BSTI is a body corporate and its administrative Ministry is the Ministry of Industries. Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), the only National Standards body of Bangladesh, is playing an important role in developing and promoting industrial Standardization. Keeping in view that Standardization, metrology, testing and quality control in the industrial spheres are the basic pre-requisite of the infrastructure necessary for sound economic development of the country, the Government of Bangladesh has established the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) with the merger of Bangladesh Standards Institution and the Central Testing Laboratories in 1985 through promulgating "The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985(Ordinance XXXVII of 1985)".

BSTI is the member of the following organizations:
The Institution so formed has become member of the International Organization for standardization (ISO) in 1974. At present, BSTI is the Member/Affiliate Member/ Contact Point/ Nodal Point of the following International/Regional Organizations: International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML)

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) of FAO/WHO
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP)
Asian Forum for Information Technology (AFIT)
ISO Information Network (ISO NET)
Standing Group for Standardization, Metrology, Testing and Quality

Historical development/origin/background/genesis of BSTI/How BSTI moves ahead? In 1946 Indian Standard Institute (ISI) was established at Delhi. In 1956 ISI was changed as central testing laboratory in Dhaka. In 1958 central testing laboratory has been transferred into Karachi as Pakistan Standard Institute (PSI). A branch of PSI has been opened in Dhaka in 1963 but Pakistan acts as head office. After liberation war of Bangladesh Dhaka branch has been known as Bangladesh Standard Institute & get membership of ISO in 1974. Finally the Government of Bangladesh has established the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) with the merger of Bangladesh Standards Institution and the Central Testing Laboratories in 1985 through promulgating "The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985(Ordinance XXXVII of 1985)".

The main functions of BSTI
■ BSTI is entrusted with the responsibility of formulation of national Standards of industrial, food and chemical products keeping in view the regional and international standards. ■ BSTI is responsible for the quality control of the products which are ensured as per specific national standards made by the technical committees formed by BSTI. ■ BSTI is also responsible for the implementation of metric system and to oversee the accuracy of weights and measures in the country.

Laws Governing BSTI
a. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XXXVII of 1985). b. The Standards of weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XII of 1982). c. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (Amendment) Ordinance, 1988 (Ordinance No. XI of 1988). d. The Standards of weights and Measures(Amendment) Act, 2001 e. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Employee Service Rules, 1989. f. The standards of weights and Measures Rules, 1982 (as Amended, 2006) g. The Bangladesh Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged commodities) Rules, 2007

Regulations of BSTI
1. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Employee Service Rules, 1989. 2. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Rules 1989. 3. The Standards of Weights and Measures Rules 1982.

4. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Employee (Pension & Gratuity Rules 2002).

Functions: The Functions of the Institutions:
(a) To set up Bangladesh Standards of quality and dimensions and prepare and promote the general adoption of standards on national and...
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