is the process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards. A standard
is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical specifications,
criteria, methods, processes, or practices. Standardisation is an essential
tool of Logistics Management for the Armed Forces. The main aim of
Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the existing inventory without
affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence Forces.
Codification is the process of standardizing
and developing a norm for a language.
The Directorate of Standardisation was established on 26 Jun
1962 under DRDO with the objective of controlling items proliferation within
the Defence Services. The organisation was transferred under control of
Department of Defence Production & Supplies (DP&S) in 1965. Directorate
of Standardisation has 09 Standardisation Cells located at Ichapur, Kanpur,
Bangalore, Pune, Jabalpur, Chennai, Dehradun, New Delhi and Hyderabad and three
Detachments located at Mumbai, Vishakapatnam & Kochi. Dte also has two
Training Institutes at Pune and Delhi co-located with the Standardisation Cells
at respective locations.
Standardisation is an essential tool of Logistics Management for
the Armed Forces. The lesser number of items procured, stocked, maintained,
transported and used by troops in the field, the better it is for efficient
management. The main aim of Standardisation in Defence is to reduce the
existing inventory without affecting the preparedness/efficiency of the Defence
Forces. To accomplish this goal, the Directorate of Standardisation has created
a strong database of Defence Inventory.
Membership of Allied Committee/135 Directorate
of Standardisation has signed a landmark agreement with Allied Committee
(AC/135) on 10 Jun 08 for India to become a member of AC/135, the Apex Body of
NATO Codification System (NCS). This agreement has placed Indian Codification
System at International level and now this Directorate has attained the status
of being National Codification Bureau (NCB).
A Bilateral agreement for exchange of codification data with
France has been signed on 26 May 2010. Signing of the bilateral agreement with
France will facilitate codification data exchange between NCBs of India and
France. Since large number of equipment and weapon system are being imported
from France, it will considerably reduce our codification efforts.
The aim of having this website is to facilitate the Defence
Organisations to have an easy and fast access to the standards. We would
welcome any suggestions/views to make this website more informative and