(1) Laboratories established and maintained by the Bureau shall-
(a) carry out testing of samples in relation to the use of the Standard Mark;
(b) carry out Research and Development investigations or testing for collecting data for evolving and revising Indian Standards and for quality assessment studies;
(c) provide support services to industries, for quality improvement on such terms and conditions to be laid down by the Bureau from time to time;
(d) carry out such other functions as may be necessary to fulfil the objectives of the Bureau.
(a) The Bureau may recognise any laboratory in India or in any other country for carrying out testing of samples in relation to use of the Standard Mark and such other functions as may be necessary. In case any laboratory after recognition ceased to fulfil any conditions laid down at the time of recognition, it shall be liable to be de-recognised by the Bureau. The guideline for recognition and derecognising of laboratories shall be laid down by the Bureau.
(b) Register of Recognised Laboratories.-The Bureau shall cause to maintain a register of such laboratories as are recognised by it for testing samples of articles or processed in relation to the relevant Indian Standards. Comment This rule deals with establishment, maintenance and recognition of laboratories for carrying out testing of samples, research and such other functions as is essential for fulfilment for the objectives of the Bureau.
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