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New Delhi: India has won the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) vice presidency and Strategic Management Board (SMB) chair for the 2023-25 term, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said on Friday.

IEC is an international standard setting body that publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. SMB is an apex governance body of IEC responsible for technical policy matters.

India secured over 90% of the votes cast by full members of the IEC during its general meeting held recently in San Francisco, US. Vimal Mahendru will be the IEC Vice President representing India.

“By securing over 90% of the votes cast by full members of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) during its General Meeting held recently in San Francisco, USA, India’s representative, a member of the Indian National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and various technical committees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS-India), was elected," the ministry said.

According to the commerce ministry, the representation of BIS (India) in policy and governance bodies of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and IEC ensures that Indian viewpoints on the important strategic and policy matters are put forth and it also provides opportunities to align the national standardization priorities with International best practices.

“BIS is continually expanding its international footprints by working on the growth mantra provided by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumers Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal," it said.

“Currently, BIS (India) is represented in various policy and governance bodies of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and IEC such as ISO Council, ISO Technical Management Board (TMB), IEC SMB, IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB), IEC Business Advisory Committee (BAC), etc," it added.

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