How we engage with Government

GS1 is engaged with policy makers at the global, regional and national levels. We work with global organisations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations (UN), intergovernmental bodies like the World Customs Organization (WCO) and at the regional level with Government organizations including the European Union (EU), European Commission (EC), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to address policy needs for a wide range of issues.

GS1 India is engaged with departments and organisations under Central and State Governments on adoption of GS1 standards to enable industry compliance with regulatory requirements and global best practices.

Departments we are currently engaged with include Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Department of Consumer AffairsFood Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), The Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), Insurance Information Bureau (IIB), Delhi State Excise Department, Central Ammunition Depot under Ministry of Defence, and various other State Health & Excise Departments. 

Learn more about our projects with Indian State and Central Government bodies:


IIB's Registry of Indian hospitals for the Insurance sector is built on GS1 standards and is the single source of reliable, updated and authenticated information. 


DGFT’s track and trace system enables authentication and verification of exported pharmaceuticals.


NHAI’s e-toll collection

EPC-RFID standards used in electronic toll collection enable faster, efficient and seamless travel across India.


Traceability for Indian spices

Spices Board India uses GS1 standards to achieve traceability of major Indian spices.

Document authentication

Several Government departments provide authentication of skill certificates, trade licenses, academic certificates, etc., through use of GS1 barcodes.