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Bicycle industry gets six month extension to implement reflector law
Ludhiana, Jan 25 (KNN) The Union government has granted the Bicycle industry a 6 month relaxation to implement the centre's decision of compulsory installation of reflectors on Bicycles.
The decision was conveyed to the industry in a meeting held in New Delhi on Tuesday between Union minister of industry and commerce Piyush Goyal and Ludhiana bicycle industry representatives. Punjab state BJP general secretary Jeevan Gupta was also present in the meeting.
The application fee for Certificate for Conformity (COC) from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has also been reduced by 80 per cent for the industrialists, informed United Cycle Parts Manufactures Association (UCPMA) president DS Chawla.
The small-scale industry has been protesting against the government's order for making BIS-certified reflectors compulsory on bicycles from January 1, 2023. The order specified that ISI-mark on reflectors is mandatory and license by reflector manufacturers and CoC by bicycle manufacturers respectively are to be taken as per BIS regulation. BIS is now monitoring enforcement of the direction of committee, including at dealers' stage through surveillance.
To protest against the government's decision, the industry representatives had also launched a hunger strike. They had called it off after BJP leaders assured to resolve the matter.
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