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Last updated: 28th December 2016

SEGA

Accreditation is critical issues for overcoming potential technical barriers within the region and in trade by a member of SAARC outside the region.

 

The SAARC-PTB Workshops 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), The National Metrology Institute of Germany under SAARC-PTB MOU".

 

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 SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation (SEGA) since its establishment meet five times as per its Terms of References:

 

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

 

All SEGA Activities are coordinated by SARSO Secretariat.

 

Moreover, first, second and third SEGA review and planning meeting were held on 4 September 2014 at Lahore, Pakistan, 24-25 March 2015 at New Delhi, India and 6-7 April 2016 at Paro, Bhutan respectively. The purpose of SEGA review and planning meeting is to review and follow-up activities of the SEGA Action Plan.