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Accreditation Cooperation:

Accreditation is the third party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying the formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment task. Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) is a body which includes Certification, Testing including medical Laboratory, Calibration Laboratory, Proficiency Testing Provider, Certified Reference Material Producer.

 

SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation (SEGA)

 

The SAARC-PTB Workshop on Accreditation held on 28-29 June 2010 at Kathmandu, Nepal recommended for establishment of an Expert Group of Accreditation bodies and nodal agencies dealing with accreditation of SAARC Member States to facilitate exchange of information and develop a framework for cooperation. Considering the Report of the Fourth SAARC-PTB Workshop on Accreditation, the Seventh Meeting of SAARC Standards Coordination Board (SSCB) held on 10-11 November 2010 at Kathmandu, Nepal approved the establishment of a ‘SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation (SEGA)’ to pursue the work relating to Accreditation in the region in collaboration with The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB- Germany), under the SAARC-PTB MOU. The Secretariat of SARSO is given the responsibility of coordinating and facilitating the activities for this cooperation under the SAARC-PTB project.

 

SEGA Members:

 

Country

Acronym

SEGA National Members

Address

Afghanistan

ANSA

Afghan National Standards Authority

www.ansa.org.af

Bangladesh

BSTI

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution

www.bsti.gov.bd

Bhutan

BSB

National Accreditation Focal Point at

Bhutan Standards Bureau

www.bsb.gov.bt

India

NABCB

NABL

National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories

www.qcin.org/nabcb

www.nabl-india.org

Maldives

MoED

Ministry of Economic Development

www.trade.gov.mv

Nepal

NBSM

National Accreditation Focal Point at

National Bureau of Standards and Metrology

www.nbsm.gov.np

Pakistan

PNAC

Pakistan National Accreditation Council

www.pnac.org.pk

Sri Lanka

SLAB

Sri Lanka Accreditation Board

www.slab.lk

 

The Meetings of the SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation (SEGA):

 

 Meeting No.

Date

Venue

First

3-4 September 2012

Malẻ, Maldives

Second

20-21 January 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal

Third

2-3 September 2014

Lahore, Pakistan

Fourth

18-19 November 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Fifth

8-9 October 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Regional kick-off workshop of the project phase 3 (2018-2021)

 

08-09 May 2018

 

Kathmandu, Nepal