KATHMANDU, June 27: The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has punished six companies for not adhering to the Nepal Standards.
The Bureau took the decision to penalize the firms after the samples of the goods produced by these companies showed that the quality standards were not met. The samples were collected during a surprise monitoring carried out in the local market.
The NBSM on Friday took legal action against Reliance Supertech Cement Pvt Ltd Bara, International Cement Pvt Ltd, Parsa, Everest Gas Industry Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu, Agni Cement, Rupandehi, Sarbottam Cement, Nawalparasi and Kamal Rolling Mills, Morang. Among them, the licenses of Reliance Cement and International Cement have been annulled, while the license of Everest Gas has been withheld. Likewise, clarification has been sought from other companies.
NBSM Director General Biswababu Pudasaini said the Bureau took action against the companies as per Rule 16 of Nepal Standards (accreditation mark) Acts, 2037 and its regulations. During the lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the Bureau had collected nearly 100 samples of goods produced by various companies across the country.