Revamped Pharmaceuticals Technology Upgradation Assistance Scheme (RPTUAS)

This initiative seeks to upgrade the technological capabilities of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, aligning it with global standards. The revised guidelines aim to support the pharmaceutical industry’s upgradation to the Revised Schedule-M & WHO-GMP standards, thereby enhancing the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products manufactured in the country.

BIS Revises Standards for Agricultural and Other Equipment and Hygiene Products

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has introduced certain standards for agricultural and other equipment and hygiene products. These notifications were published on March 8, 2024. These standards have been established on February 2024. The previous versions of these standards shall stand withdrawn on the dates specified.

BIS Announces Concessions In Annual Minimum Marking Fees

The amendments focus on providing concessions to micro, small, start-up, and women entrepreneur enterprises. These amendments are expected to provide significant relief to enterprises, particularly smaller and women-led businesses, by reducing their financial burden related to conformity assessment.

Kerala Government Presents: Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential

Participants will delve into crucial topics such as the legal intricacies of business, idea generation, crafting a compelling project report, effective sales and marketing strategies, accessing financial assistance from banks, navigating GST regulations, acquiring necessary licenses to kickstart a venture, and gaining insights from the success stories of seasoned entrepreneurs.

BIS Revises Concession In Fees Under Conformity Assessment Regulations

The Indian government has unveiled the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Amendment Regulations, 2024, aimed at refining the existing regulations to better accommodate the needs of businesses, particularly micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups. Key amendments include adjustments to concession rates in processing fees for MSMEs and start-ups.

CPCB Directs States To Take Action Against Defaulting Battery Waste Recyclers

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed all State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) to issue notices to all battery waste recyclers who have not uploaded requisite documents/ invoices for generation of EPR credits on the EPR Portal, suspend/ withdraw/ cancel CTO of defaulting waste battery recyclers and verify documents/ invoices/ information uploaded by battery waste recyclers on the EPR portal.

DCGI Cancels Upcoming Meetings with Stakeholders

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued a public notice notifying the cancellation of stakeholder meetings with the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The CDSCO has stated that due to exigency of work and other official commitments, the meetings dated 7th, 12th and 14th March, 2024 stand cancelled.

Guidelines for Promoting Community Boiler for Cluster of Small-Scale Industries

Recognizing this challenge, a novel concept has emerged – the ‘common boiler’ or ‘community boiler.’ This innovative approach involves the establishment of a centralized system of boilers within an industrial area to generate steam. The steam is then distributed through a pipeline network to member industrial units, thereby reducing the need for individual small-scale boilers.