Precision Roller and Bush Chains Quality Control Order, 2024

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a new order, the “Precision Roller and Bush Chains, attachments and associated Chains sprockets (Quality Control) Order, 2024,” to ensure quality and safety standards for these products. This order was published on June 4, 2024.

The order comes into effect upon its publication in the Official Gazette.

Products specified in the order must comply with either:

  • IS 2403:2014 (Indian Standard)
  • ISO 606:2004 (International Standard)

Products must also bear the Standard Mark, obtained through a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) license following the prescribed process.

Phased Implementation for Small Businesses

  • Micro and Small Enterprises (MSME): Exempted until specified dates:
    • Small Enterprises: Compliance required from January 1st, 2025.
    • Micro Enterprises: Compliance required from April 1st, 2025.
  • General Enterprises (Non-MSME): Compliance mandatory from October 1st, 2024.

Enforcement and Penalties

  • The BIS will be responsible for enforcing the order.
  • Contraventions will be punishable under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.