The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, received ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its functions, activities and services being in total compliance with the guidelines issued by the Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretariat Government of India.
Secretary, DSIR, received the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate from Swiss Cert Pvt Ltd for the Department complying with all the requirements.
DSIR started implementation process of ISO 9001:2008 in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretariat, in 2011. After satisfactory audit of functions and services of the Department, the competent Certification Body has now certified DSIR as an ISO 9001:2008 Department.
DSIR has a mandate to carry out activities related to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization and transfer.
Its primary endeavor is to promote R&D by the industries, support a larger cross-section of small and medium industrial units to develop state-of-the art globally competitive technologies of high commercial potential, catalyze faster commercialization of lab-scale R&D, enhance the share of technology intensive exports in overall exports, strengthen industrial consultancy & technology management capabilities and establish user-friendly information network to facilitate scientific and industrial research in the country.
DSIR also provides a link between scientific laboratories and industrial establishments for transfer of technologies through its constituent company, the National Research Development Corporation and facilitates investment in R&D through Central Electronics Limited, the public undertaking under the Department.