. 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)”. The BSTI is a body corporate and its administrative Ministry is the Ministry of Industries. . 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:
[pic] International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML) [pic] Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) of FAO/WHO [pic] International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) [pic] Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) [pic] Asian Forum for Information Technology (AFIT) [pic] ISO Information Network (ISO NET) Standing Group for Standardization, Metrology, Testing and Quality
➢ The Institutions task is to prepare Standards for all articles, products, methods and services. ➢ The Institution can bring any product under BSTI’s Compulsory Certification marking after approval of the Govt. ➢ A regulation has already been notified by special Regulatory order named BSTI Regulation 1989 for this purpose. ➢ The BSTI marks cannot be used under any circumstances by others without approval in advance from BSTI. Only the standards approved, and passed by the Institution are called Bangladesh Standards. ➢ As a rule, the Bangladesh Standards are voluntary. The compulsoriness of a standard requires of being as Bangladesh one. Compulsory standards are published in the Official Gazette. ➢ The authority to which the Institution reports is the Ministry of Industries.
■ 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 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 international basis relating to materials, commodities, structures, practices and operations and, from time to time, to withdraw, revise, alter and amend the same; (b) To consider and recommend to the Government Bangladesh Standards for the measurement of length, weight mass, volume, and, energy; (c) To promote standardization, quality control, metrology and simplification in industry and commerce; (d) To secure compliance with the Bangladesh Standards adopted by the Institution by the producers and users; (e) To implement Bangladesh Standards through the administration of a national certification mark scheme or inspection of goods or both; .(f) To provide or arrange facilities for examination, testing and inspection of commodities, processes and practices for any investigation, research or...