India's Ministry of Steel announced the postponement of the enforcement of the Steel and Steel Products (Quality) Control Order in respect of three grades of steel by six months. As per the notification, the mandatory quality control order for tool and die steel, high-speed tool steel and carbon manganese steel forgings will be enforced from July 23, 2021.
IS 3748: 1990 - Tool and die steels Specification
IS 7291: 1981 - Specification for High speed tool steels
IS 12146: 1987 - Specification for Carbon manganese steel forgings for pressure vessel
The mandatory quality control order for these products requiring all producers, traders, market intermediaries to comply with certifications of quality by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) had earlier been planned for enforcement from December 22, 2020.