RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organization) of Indian Railways has become the FIRST Institution to be declared SDO under “One Nation One Standard” mission of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which is an Institution under Department of Consumer Affairs.
To attain “Nation One Standard” vision of Govt. of India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body, has launched a scheme which provides for “Recognition of SDO”.
Through this scheme, BIS aims at aggregating and integrating the existing capabilities and dedicated domain specific expertise available with various organizations in the country engaged in standards development in their specific sectors, and enable convergence of all standard development activities in the country resulting in “One National Standard for One Subject”.
Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow, which is the sole research and development Wing of Ministry of Railways, is one of India’s leading Standard formulating Body undertaking standardization work for railway sector.
RDSO took the initiative to seek recognition as a Standard Developing Organization (SDO) under the BIS SDO Recognition Scheme.