Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961


Standard Specifications and Standard Marks.

Standard specifications.

20.—(1) The Institute shall formulate for the Minister specifications for such commodities, processes and practices as the Minister may from time to time request.

(2) In formulating specifications under subsection (1) of this section the Institute shall comply with the directions of the Minister.

(3) The Institute, on formulating a specification, may, with the consent of the Minister, declare it to be a standard specification for the commodity, process or practice to which it relates.

(4) Where, under any other enactment, any Minister of State is authorised to prescribe a specification or standard of quality for any commodity, process or practice, or to issue licences for the sale or advertisement of any commodity, the Minister shall not consent to the declaration of a standard specification in respect thereof except with the consent of that Minister of State.

(5) The Insitute may, with the consent of the Minister, revoke or amend a standard specification.

(6) The specifications declared by orders made under section 20 of the Act of 1946 or under section 2 of the Act of 1954 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been declared under this section.