International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

  • IASbaba
  • November 29, 2022
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Context: India wins the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Vice Presidency and Strategic Management Board (SMB) Chair for the 2023-25 term.

  • By securing over 90% of the votes cast by full members of 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.

About IEC:

  • The IEC is a global, not-for-profit membership organization that brings together more than 170 countries including India and coordinates the work of 20 000 experts globally.
  • The IEC was founded on 26-27 June 1906 in London, UK. Ever since it has made electrical and electronic technologies safer, more efficient and reliable.
  • Standardization Management Board (SMB) is an apex governance body of IEC responsible for technical policy matters.
  • The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Commission. The General Assembly delegates the management of and oversight over all the Commission’s work to the IEC Board.
  • The IEC Board is the core executive body of the Commission and reports to the General Assembly. The IEC Board consists of Officers (without vote) and 15 individual members. It is chaired by the IEC President.
    • Individuals on the IEC Board have a fiduciary responsibility to the Commission and its Members.
  • The General Assembly consists of the Full Member National Committees of the Commission.
  • All electrotechnologies are covered by IEC Standards, including:
    • energy production and distribution,
    • electronics,
    • magnetics and electromagnetics,
    • electroacoustics,
    • multimedia,
    • telecommunication and medical technology,
    • terminology and symbols,
    • electromagnetic compatibility,
    • measurement and performance,
    • dependability,
    • design and development,
    • safety and the environment.
  • Vimal Mahendru will be the IEC Vice President representing India.

Source: PIB


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