Designated Reference Institute for Chemical Measurements DRiCM has been established through an Office Order dated the 20th February 2012 by the Ministry of Science &Technology (MoST), Government of Bangladesh under the authority entrusted to Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR) vid. BCSIR Ordinance 1978 (Act No. V of 1978). Subsequently Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister, The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh inaugurate DRiCM on 10 June 2012 within the BCSIR premises having its state-of-the-art scientific facilities.
The status of DRiCM has been endorsed and notified by the Government of Bangladesh to Bureau International des Poids et Measures BIPM, Paris through the Bangladesh Embassy in Paris through a communication (Ref.19.015.052.30.00.001.2010.475 dated 09.06 2012) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh on 09 June 2012. DRiCM has been accepted by BIPM (vid BIPM letter dt10.10.2012) to be one of the BIPM CIPM MRA participants (See the List of BIPM CIPM MRA Participants http://www.bipm.orgien/ciprn-mra/participationisignatories.html).
After the successful inauguration of DRiCM in the very first year of its journey participating into the BIPM CIPM MRA and CCQM activities could be considered as one of the national milestones on the way towards building the national infrastructure for chemical metrology organization (RMO) as DRiCM received the 100% votes from all the participating members of APMP which is indeed an another national milestone to mark the Bangladesh's journey towards the science of chemical measurements.