Established in March 2024 as a not-for-profit entity under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, IDF aims to promote and administer services essential for sustaining and uplifting industrial sectors by offering testing, inspection, and certification services aligned with national and international standards, ensuring safety, quality, and environmental compliance, among others.

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IDF’s primary activities will include conducting vocational trainings/ seminars/ conferences for knowledge dissemination, providing updates in the field of Testing, Inspection and Certification. With specialized technical advisory services for marine, offshore, and land-based industries, coupled with innovative research and development initiatives, IDF aims to harness the power of information technology for industry development, propelling businesses forward into a dynamic future of growth and excellence.

Shortly after its formation, IDF in collaboration with the Indian Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT) – Mumbai Chapter, organised a half-day knowledge-sharing session on Non-Destructive Testing during in-service inspection for the process industry. The session was inaugurated by Mr. Vinay Kshirsagar, Director ISSPL, and Mr. Arvind Sharma, Chairman ISNT Mumbai chapter.

The session was well attended by representatives from Indian Navy, renowned EPC companies, the process and paint industry, NDT consultants, industry leaders, ISNT members, and contributed to knowledge exchange and gain insights into industry best practices.

Highlighting the objectives behind IDF's formation Mr. Vinay Kshirsagar, Director ISSPL stated ‘IDF is dedicated to fortifying the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) sector through comprehensive services aimed at sustaining and uplifting industrial standards. By adhering to stringent national and international benchmarks across safety, quality, and environmental domains, we are poised to elevate the TIC industry to new heights of reliability and excellence.’