New Delhi, Feb. 13 -- A fresh quality control regime encompassing 145 steel products has been initiated by the government, as per a new gazette notification.

This new directive supersedes the previous quality control regime, which governed 111 products ranging from stainless steel pipes and tubes to primary cells and primary battery parts.

Notably, many of the quality control orders, including specifications for Steel Wire for Staples, Pins, and Clips, are immediately enforceable.

The directive explicitly states that any steel or steel product falling short of specified standards will be disposed of as scrap.

Among the products covered by the new Quality Control Orders (QCO) are Steel Chequered Plates, Mild steel for metal arc weldi...