India wins the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Vice Presidency and Strategic Management Board (SMB) Chair for the 2023-25 term.

 

About the IEC

  • IEC is an international standard setting body that publishes international Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.
  • It is a global, not-for-profit membership organisation that brings together 173 countries and coordinates the work of 20 000 experts globally. It was founded in London and held its first meeting on 26 and 27 June 1906.
  • IEC Standards provide instructions, guidelines, rules or definitions that are then used to design, manufacture, install, test and certify, maintain and repair electrical and electronic devices and systems.
  • Standardisation Management Board (SMB) is an apex governance body of IEC responsible for technical policy matters.