An interactive seminar on ‘PHYSICAL SECURITY PRODUCTS IN BANKS (PSP) & OTHER INSTITUTIONS’ was organized by Mechanical Engineering Department, Bureau of Indian Standards, recently at the Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli, Mumbai. The seminar was attended by over 100 participants from various stakeholders such as banking and other financial institutions, manufacturers, testing agencies, BIS licensees, concerned Government departments, officers of BIS etc.
Shri A Renga Rajan, Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, BIS welcomed dignitaries, participants and members of the press/media. In his welcome address, he informed the audience about the ‘Programme Objectives’ of the seminar and the benefits of organizing the seminar in Mumbai. He also traced the history of the establishment of Bureau of Indian Standards.
Shri S K Dube, Chairman, Security Equipment Sectional Committee, MED 24 & General Manager (Tech), Premises Department, RBI, Mumbai gave the keynote address, highlighting the need of conducting such seminars. He emphasized on the need for more interaction between industry, user representatives and BIS. He also emphasized that this is a very good platform for discussing the Standardization activity to augment the development of Indian Standards on security products in banks and other financial institutions and for review of the existing Standards and updating them in line with the latest advancements in manufacturing technology. He also appreciated the efforts of the Mechanical Engineering Department, BIS for organizing the seminar in Mumbai, as major stakeholders in the banking sector are based in Mumbai.
Shri B.V.S.N Rao, Deputy Director General (Western Regional Office), BIS, was appreciative of the efforts of BIS in making Indian Standards for banking sector in security systems. Chief Guest Shri R.K Mittal, Deputy Director General (Standardization) BIS Headquarters, in his inaugural address informed the participants regarding the various schemes of BIS and their third party assurance programmes.
During the Seminar, speakers emphasized on the need to increase awareness about National and International Standardization activity by all stakeholders to help them in the era of increased globalization and emphasized the need for use of Standards. Shri Dara E Byramjee, Executive Vice President of M/s Godrej Security Solutions also participated in the inaugural programme of the seminar and wished and thanked all the participants.