IS/ ISO 9001:2015 Recertification Audit by BIS at ICAR-CIRCOT

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has conducted a re-certification audit for the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system of the Institute during 11th and 12th of December 2020. Three auditors, Mr. P. K. Kush (Lead Auditor), Mr. Tilak Raj (Auditor) and Mr Jitu Adhyapak, (Auditor – in – Training) conducted the audit through virtual mode covering all the Divisions & Sections under the scope for the effective implementation of ISO 9001:2015 standard. On 11th December 2020, during, audit opening meeting, Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT briefly outlined the various functions of the institute and how it is maintaining management systems and processes as per ISO 9001:2015. Based on the audit conducted by the way of verification of documents, records, interaction with the concerned officers and verification of system of internal audit and management review and physical evidences collected,  the auditors concluded that institute is implementing documented quality management systems as per IS/ISO 9001:2015 effectively and also demonstrated the continual improvement in systems and processes. During the closing meeting of audit on 12th December 2020, the lead auditor Mr. P.K. Kush appreciated the institute for effective implementation of QMS and recommended the renewal of Institute license under IS/ISO 9001:2015 for the period of three years. Dr A S M Raja, Principal Scientist and Management Representative of the Institute & Dr. A. Arputharaj, Scientist coordinated the re-certification audit.