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Making Safe machines a Standard

05.12.2018 | id:27848946

Mr Helge Engelhard, Head of Sub-Directorate General “Standardisation and Safety” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy  launched the study along with Indian ministry officials. This publication conducted in collaboration with VDMA provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory landscape in Germany and India and recommends approaches based on challenges faced by the industry. 


The event took place within the framework of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure. The Working Group has the goal to reduce technical barriers to trade and strengthen product safety through the political dialogue of relevant ministries and regulators. As part of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation – supports the implementation of the Working Group in India and ensures that the industry’s technical market access issues are addressed in the political dialogue.


 The event started with introduction speech from the following dignitaries:


Dr A. Singh, Director General, Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.

Mr Rohit Kumar Parmar, Senior Economic Advisor, Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India.

Mr Helge Engelhard, Head of Sub-Directorate General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


It was followed by the Launch of Publication “Making safe machines a Standard in India” and overview of Key Content.


Then there was a Panel Discussion on Developing a Roadmap for Machinery Safety  and the participants were


Mr Joachim Geiss, Deputy Head of the Division on Product Safety, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Mr Anupam Kaul, Principal and Head, QMS, Institute of Quality, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Mr.R.Khoshla, Head Mechanical Engineering Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Mr Ramashankar Pandey, CEO, HELLA India

The panel discussion was moderated by  Mr Rajesh Nath, Managing Director of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) in India


This program also was attended by officials from the Bureau of Indian Standard, Joint Secretary Ministry of consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution, VDMA Members from SMS, Hella, Windmoller & Holcher, Sick,Omron,Zwick Rolle, SAP & German companies like  TUV Rheinland , Law firm Mazars. There were in totality 40 people who attended this event.. 


Source of the image : VDMA

Fawad, Ajmal
Fawad, Ajmal