IPSS Secretariat was created in 1975 to fulfil this objective. Members of IPSS were SAIL, TISCO, HEC, BHEL, MECON and DASTURCO. It started functioning under the then Indian Standards Institution ( now Bureau of Indian Standards ) premises. In 1990, the whole activity was taken over by SAIL and placed under Centre for Engineering & Technology (CET). Subsequently, Vishakapatnam Steel Plant (RINL) also joined this forum. In addition to the above mentioned member organizations, all major Petroleum PSUs are members of the Committee which formulates IPSS standards on Oils & Lubricants. Since formulating standards required extensive use of national and international standards and other reference data which was readily available in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) library, it was decided by SAIL management to retain IPSS Secretariat at Delhi while CET shifted their headquarters to Ranchi.