BIS operates a Product Certification Scheme under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 and the Rules thereunder and BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. The presence of a Standard Mark (popularly known as ISI mark) on a product indicates its conformity to the relevant Indian Standard.
Before granting a license to any manufacturer, BIS ascertains the availability of the required infrastructure and the capability of the manufacturer to produce and test the product conforming to the relevant Indian Standard. Samples drawn from the production line as well as from the market are tested in BIS laboratories/ recognized independent laboratories to ensure conformance of the product to the relevant Indian Standard. BIS also conducts surveillance visits to ensure conformance of licensees’ products to the relevant Indian Standard.
The certification scheme is voluntary in nature, except for 211 product standards that have been made mandatory by the Central Government on consideration of the health and safety of the consumer.
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BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.BIS has been providing traceable and tangible benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitutes; controlling the proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.
BIS through its core activities of standardization and conformity assessment has been benefiting the national economy by providing safe, reliable and quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; protecting the environment, promoting exports and imports substitute; controlling over proliferation of varieties etc. The standards and certification scheme of BIS apart from benefitting the consumers and industry also support various public policies especially in areas of product safety, consumer protection, food safety, environment protection, building and construction, etc.
During the year, BIS worked towards specifically addressing various national priorities and other Govt. initiatives in the areas of formulation of standards in twelve champion service sectors, medical textiles, testing of quality of piped drinking water, mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery to name a few. In standards development, BIS continued to address issues of technology changes and advancements, climate change, environment and energy conservation, conditions of health and safety and facilitation of trade. In the area of conformity assessment, BIS worked towards making the processes simpler and faster. BIS maintained satisfactory progress in all its activities during the year.
The major highlights of having BIS Certification are:
– The BIS Certification is an essential step in providing your customers with safe and credible products. The process of BIS certification ensures a product’s quality and credibility.
– Helps the business to bring authenticity to the products segment which is very appreciable for a healthy competition.
– BIS is committed to protecting the environment and, in particular, has a definitive protocol for electronic items to eliminate environmental risk.
– BIS has a lab for quality inspection which does strict checking to make sure that your products are up to a certain standard is crucial for any business.
A business certificate, tax certificate, list of equipment and products, an AIR nomination form (in the event of a foreign manufacturer), and others are frequently needed documents to obtain BIS registration.
Why Lunis Associates
Because Lunis Associates values the services we offer to our customers, we have the professionals and tools you need to help you get a BIS certificate. Additionally, we continue to work on more than 30 projects and have a track record of getting 300+ FMCS certificates.
BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
License means a license granted under Section 13 of BIS Act 2016 to use a specified Standard Mark in relation to any goods or article which conforms to a standard.
Under the Scheme-I of the BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, the license to use Standard Mark shall be granted initially for not less than one year and up to two years. The license may be renewed for a further period of not less than one year and up to five years.
Products are brought under compulsory certification by the Central Government as per the provision of the BIS Act, 2016 or other Acts. Detail of products that are covered under compulsory BIS certification is available on the official website so if your product is on this list, it is compulsory for you to get a BIS license for it.
For obtaining a BIS license, the manufacturer must have requisite manufacturing infrastructure, appropriate process controls, quality control and testing capabilities for the product as per relevant Indian Standard Specification (ISS). The product shall also conform to all requirements laid down in the ISS.
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