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RDSO becomes first Institution to be declared SDO

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  • June 2, 2021
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RDSO becomes first Institution to be declared SDO

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • RDSO (Research Design & Standards Organization) of Indian Railways has become the FIRST Institution to be declared Standard Development Organisation (SDO) under “One Nation One Standard” mission of BIS ( Bureau of Indian Standards) 

Key takeaways 

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which is the National Standards Body, has launched a scheme which provides for “Recognition of SDO” to attain “One Nation One Standard” vision of Government of India. 
  • Aim of the scheme: Aggregating and integrating the existing capabilities and dedicated domain specific expertise of various organizations in India which are engaged in standards development in their specific sectors. 
  • It will also enable convergence of all standard development activities resulting in “One National Standard for One Subject”.
  • Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow, is the only Research & Development Wing of Ministry of Railways. 

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