India India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers publishes Quality Control Order on 14 chemicals

India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers publishes Quality Control Order on 14 chemicals

On June 16, 2020, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published Quality Control Order (S.O. 1890(E). ~ S.O. 1903(E).) on 14 chemicals, including pyridine and gamma-picoline. These Orders will be taken effect on the 181st day after the promulgation of the Official Gazette. Covered goods or articles shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard specified in the Table below and shall bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per Scheme-I of Schedule-II of “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”. These Orders does not apply to chemicals for export. Violation of these provisions of the Orders will be punished under the “Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

Legislation No. Goods or articles Indian Standards Indian Standards – Title
S.O. 1890(E). Pyridine IS 8058: 2018 Pyridine – Specification
S.O. 1891(E). Gamma Picoline IS 16113: 2013
(Reaffirmed 2018)
Gamma Picoline – Specification
S.O. 1892(E). Beta Picoline IS 16112: 2013 Beta Picoline – Specification
S.O. 1893(E). Morpholine IS 12084: 2018 Morpholine – Specification
S.O. 1894(E). Sodium Sulphide IS 297: 2001
(Reaffirmed 2017)
Sodium Sulphide, Technical –
S.O. 1895(E). Potassium Carbonate IS 7129: 1992
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Potassium Carbonate, Anhydrous – Specification
S.O. 1896(E). Acetone IS 170: 2004
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Acetone – Specification
S.O. 1897(E). Phosphorous Tricholride IS 4581: 1978
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Specification for Phosphorous Trichloride, Pure and Analytical Reagent
S.O. 1898(E). Phosphorous Pentacholride IS 11744: 1986
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Specification for Phosphorous Pentacholride, Technical
S.O. 1899(E). Phosphorous Oxycholride IS 11657: 1986
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Specification for Phosphorous Oxychloride, Technical
S.O. 1900(E). Hydrogen Peroxide IS 2080: 1980
(Reaffirmed 2016)NOTE:
IS 2080: 1980 was replaced to IS 2080: 2021 on August 24, 2022
Specification for Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide
S.O. 1901(E). Precipitated Barium
IS 3205: 1984
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Specification for Precipitated Barium Carbonate, Technical
IS 12928: 1990
(Reaffirmed 2017)
Precipitated Barium Ceramic and Glass Industry – Specification
S.O. 1902(E). Sodium Formaldehyde Sulphoxylate IS 4505: 2015 Sodium Formaldehyde Sulphoxylate – Specification
S.O. 1903(E). Sodium Tripolyphosphate IS 6100: 1984
(Reaffirmed 2015)
Specification for Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Anhydrous, Technical

The original text of the above Quality Control Order can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).

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