New Delhi (22.11.2022): Prof Venu Gopal Achanta, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi, has been elected as a member of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM). Prof Achanta was declared an elected Member of CIPM in the recently held 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) meeting during November 15-18, 2022 in Paris, France.
The election of Prof Achanta is not only significant for CSIR-NPL and the advancement of metrology in the country, wherein metrology is the backbone of industries and national missions of the Government of India i.e. ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, ‘Clean and Green India”, “Swasth Bharat, Sashakt Bharat”, etc., but is also the pride of the nation as it would enhance India’s global visibility and participation in global decision making. Prof. Achanta is among 18 elected members from different countries and the 7th Indian to be elected as a Member of CIPM.