Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority - PSQCA is a department under the Ministry of Science and Technology, is the national standardization..more
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority - PSQCA is a department under the Ministry of Science and Technology, is the national standardization body. In performing its duties and functions, PSQCA is governed by the PSQCA Act, 1996.
PSQCA came into operation since 1st December 2000, working with 81 scientists and engineers and 254 supporting staff as a self-finance organization, been given the task of not only formulation of Pakistan Standards, but is also responsible for promulgation thereof.
PSQCA is a member of International Organization for Standardization - ISO, International Electro-technical Commission - IEC, and International Organization of Legal Metrology - OIML. PSQCA has also been established to advise the Government on standardization policies, programmes and activities to promote industrial efficiency and development, as well as for consumer protection.
The main function of the Department is to foster and promote standards and conformity assessment as a means of advancing the national economy, promoting industrial efficiency and development, ensuring the health and safety of the public, protecting the consumers, facilitating domestic and international trade and furthering international co-operation in relation to standards and conformity assessment.
Setting up of standards on quality and dimensions, preparation & promotion of general adoption of Pakistan Standards Specifications, operation of Certification Marks Scheme & coordination of the efforts of manufacturers and consumers for the improvement of standardization and provide assistance in the manufacture of quality products.
Testing and assessment of industrial raw materials & finished products to establish their quality, grade and composition conforming to national & international standard specifications in various fields like chemical products and formulations, textiles, food items, building materials, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic goods and appliances etc and provision of consultancy services to various industrial units so as to achieve improvement of quality of their products.
Work on standardization improvement of analytical methods, procedures and consultancy in the field of metallurgy. Inspection & testing of products and services for their quality specifications and characteristics during use & import and export purposes.
Grant, renewal, suspension, cancellation or withdraw of a licence or certification in relation to use of any of the Authority Marks.
Enforcement and implementation of quality and environmental management systems that is ISO:9001-2000 and ISO:14000 and assistance to local industries to obtain certifications for these systems.
Coordination and Cooperation with other national, regional and international organizations, association, societies, institutions or councils, whether incorporate or not, whose objectives are wholly or in part similar to those of the Authority.