New Delhi: The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its functions, activities and services being in total compliance with the guidelines issued by the Performance Management Division (PMD) of the Cabinet Secretariat. Secretary of DSIR Girish Sahni received the certificate from Swiss Cert Pvt Ltd for the department complying with all the requirements.
The DSIR started implementation process of ISO 9001:2008 in compliance with the guidelines issued by the PMD in 2011. After the satisfactory audit of functions and services of the department, the competent certification body has certified DSIR as an ISO 9001:2008 department.
The DSIR has the mandate to carry out activities related to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilisation and transfer. Its primary endeavour is to promote R&D by industries, support a larger cross-section of small and medium industrial units to develop state-of-the-art, globally competitive technologies of high commercial potential, catalyse faster commercialisation of lab-scale R&D, enhance the share of technology-intensive exports in overall exports, strengthen industrial consultancy and technology management capabilities and establish user-friendly information network to facilitate scientific and industrial research in the country.
The DSIR also provides a link between scientific laboratories and industrial establishments for transfer of technologies through its constituent company, the National Research Development Corporation and facilitates investment in R&D through Central Electronics Limited, the public undertaking under the department.