GAAFS operates in accordance with the requirements, criteria, rules and regulations laid down in the following documents: General requirements for bodies providing assessments and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies The requirements and other benchmarks as stipulated in the Publicly Available Documents (PAD) published by various international bodies and GAAFS
Legally established objects as per Memorandum & Articles of Association with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The Board of Director has overall authority and responsibilities for policies and procedures for the operations of GAAFS. The Board delegates to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GAAFS the responsibility to implement the GAAFS policies and procedures. Accreditation Approval Committees make decisions concerning the granting and continuation of accreditation. An independent Impartiality Committee representing the broad range of stakeholders reviews and adjudicates on possible conflicts of interest.
The authority vested is GAAFS is that assigned to them by the Conformity Assessment Bodies and other Organization it accredits and recognizes by virtue of these applicant and accredited bodies pledging support for the mission and objectives of GAAFS and ensuring that their actions are according to that policy. It is an independent, impartial and non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with any government. The GAAFS started operating from September 2012.