One stop service to set up in BSTI regional offices

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One stop service to set up in BSTI regional offices

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 6 (BSS)- Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute (BSTI) would set up one stop services center in its regional offices like the headquarters aiming better control the quality of commodities, preservation and its development.

This was disclosed at a meeting held between Special Assistant in charge of Industries Ministry to the Chief Adviser and BSTI high officials at Standard Bhaban here today.

The meeting took decision for strengthening BSTI and making it more service oriented by taking a number of steps after reviewing the institute’s overall activities.

The meeting informed that BSTI has already formulated citizen charter to ensure consumer services in the shortest possible time. Following the charter, at present, BSTI collecting sample of commodities and giving standard certificate after examination.

In the current fiscal till March, BSTI income stood at Taka 12.35 crore from different sectors and spent Taka 10.95 crore.

BSTI revenue income sectors are control standard of commodities, scrutiny weight testing equipment and collection fee distributing certificates to different organizations.

According to a mega plan, the government initially would spend Taka 500 crore to set up BSTI offices across the country to ensure adulteration free food and stop cheating in weight.

At present, the country has six BSTI offices in six divisions having the total number of field officers only 30.

Mahbub Jamil said, rapid industrialization is a must through joint cooperation of private and government partnership Especially to make the poverty alleviation programme successful.

The special assistant asked officials and employees to put sincere efforts in developing private sectors.

Earlier, Mahbub Jamil witnesses the one-stop services activities set up at Standard Bhaban recently.

Industry Secretary Dr M Nurul Amin, BSTI Director General M Azmal Hossain and high officials of the organization were present.

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