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Last updated: 18th October 2016

Metrology

Metrology, the science of measurement, provides the measurements and measurement procedures based on them internationally agreed Standards, technical regulation and conformity assessment procedures can be determined and imposed. Metrology uses calibration to ensure that measurement precision is known and verifiable.

 

The Secretariat of SARSO is coordinating Coordination Meeting on Regional Cooperation in Metrology under the framework of SAARC-PTB MoU for SAARC Member States. The purpose of Coordination Meeting is to provide a forum for a mutual update on developments in scientific metrology on national and regional level and to review, adapt and update the activities and coordination mechanisms in metrology.

 

The relevant bodies looking after the work of Metrology in the SAARC Member States are following:

 

Country

Acronym

 National Bodies

Address

Afghanistan

ANSA

Afghan National Standards Authority

www.ansa.org.af

Bangladesh

BSTI

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution

www.bsti.gov.bd

Bhutan

BSB

Bhutan Standards Bureau

www.bsb.gov.bt

India

NPL

National Physical Laboratory

www.nplindia.org

Maldives

MoED

Ministry of Economic Development

www.trade.gov.mv

Nepal

NBSM

National Bureau of Standards and Metrology

www.nbsm.gov.np 

Pakistan

NPSL

National Physical & Standards Laboratories

www.pcsir.gov.pk/NPSL_lab_intro.html

Sri Lanka

MUSSD

Measurement Units, Standards & Services Department

www.measurementsdept.gov.lk

 

The SAARC-PTB Coordination Meeting on Regional Cooperation in Metrology meet five times:

 

Meeting No. Date Venue
First 13-14 March 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Second 22-23 April 2013 Islamabad, Pakistan
Third 25-26 June 2014 New Delhi, India
Fourth 28-29 October 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fifth 13-14 October 2016 Thimphu, Bhutan