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Standards Machine Applicable Readable and Transferable (SMART)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), advocates for the implementation of the SMART (Standards Machine Applicable Readable and Transferable) approach to make Indian standards easily readable and understandable for all stakeholders.

  • A SMART standard initiative by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), emphasises machine interpretability and readability as key factors.
  • There is a need for accessible standards, especially for sectors dominated by small enterprises, which constitute more than 80% of the licenses granted by BIS.