Quality control norms for leather footwear released.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has released the quality control norms on October 27, 2020. The norms has been released for different leather footwear including anti-riot shoes,
The new norms would also contain imports and production of sub-standard products in the country. As per these norms, the products will have to comply with the specified standards and bear the standard mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The norms says, items cannot be produced, sold or traded, imported and stocked without the BIS mark. The BIS has been authorized to certify and enforce the goods.
Applicability of norms
The new norms would not be applicable for the Footwear made from leather and other materials (Quality Control) Order, 2020. Further, it would not be applicable for the articles that have to be exported.
The DPIIT department has also issued quality control norms for other goods such as certain steel items, cables and pressure cooker. Products that are included in the norms include leather safety boots and shoes, sports footwear, canvas shoes rubber sole and derby shoes. Quality control norm has also been released for footwear made from all-rubber and polymeric material and its components. These goods contains industrial and protective rubber knee and ankle boots, rubber hawai chappal, PVC sandal, rubber microcellular sheets.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
It is a national Standards Body of India works under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution of Government of India. It was established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. The BIS came into effect on December 23, 1986.The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department is ex-officio President of the BIS.