ISI Mark by Bureau of Indian Standards

ISI / BIS Certification


Introduction

The ISI mark is by far the most recognized product quality certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The ISI mark is issued by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). There are 341 mandatory products which need ISI certification before being sold in India.

How to get ISI Certification in India?

The manufacturer(s) have to complete the testing and documentation required by BIS in order to certify the product with ISI mark. Factory will also require to get physically audited by the BIS officer. Ornate Quality Services is an experienced service provider for ISI certification for Indian as well as foreign manufacturers. We help to manage all the required process to obtain the ISI Certification for products mentioned in the mandatory list or other optional products for which Indian Standard is available. For more details, please check the Important Information given below.

Important Information about ISI Certification


ISI Mark Certification Process for Indian Manufacturer

There are two options for Indian manufacturers for getting ISI Mark Certification:

1. Normal Procedure

The grant of license is expected to be completed within 30 to 45 days, except where the product is all India first case where it may take up to 90 days, from the date of receipt of the application granted the documentation, assessment of the unit and conformity of the product is assertained satisfactorily at first instance during the various stages.

Stage 1: Identification of Manufacturing Unit as per applicable Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard for the product
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per the identified requirements of the Indian Standard
  • Stage 2. Submission of Application

  • Preparation of the Internal Test Report of product as per applicable Indian Standard
  • Attaching all the required documents
  • Filling up the application form online
  • Paying the due fees directly to BIS online
  • Submitting all the hard copies of the application form along with all the mandatory documents to the concerned Branch Office of Bureau of Indian Standard
  • Stage 3. Payment of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Payment of the audit fees for inspection
  • Receive the acknowledgement about BIS Inspection Team
  • Providing the Travel Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for the BIS visiting team
  • Stage 4. Factory visit

  • A visit is made to the factory for the assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities
  • Visiting team may pick any random sample to be tested in BIS Approved Lab allocated by BIS office
  • Stage 5. Organize the Lab Test Report

  • The applicant needs to submit the sample which was drawn by the visiting BIS team to the allocated laboratory along with the testing fee
  • Stage 6. If any Non-Conformity Closure of the same along with remitting the Official Fees

  • If there is any non-conformity pointed out by the visiting BIS inspection team, rectifying the same the process of manufacturing factory.
  • If any, submitting the proof of correction done by manufacturing factory to close non-conformity (NC Closure).
  • Stage 7. Receive the ISI (BIS) Certificate


    2. Simplified Procedure

    Process of grant of license is expected to be completed within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application if factory visit is satisfactory and conformance of sample to the relevant Indian Standard(s) is established at the first instance.

    Stage 1. Identification of Manufacturing Unit as per applicable Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard for the product
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per the identified requirements of the Indian Standard
  • Stage 2. Sample Testing

  • Arranging the required certificate for raw material (MTC)
  • Getting the sample product tested in BIS recognized testing lab
  • Stage 3. Filing of the ISI Mark Certification Application Form

  • Arranging the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • Preparing the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given Ornate Quality Services for your reference
  • Compiling all mandatory documents
  • Filling up the online application form
  • Remitting the payment of the application fees directly to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
  • Submitting all the hard copies of the application form along with all the mandatory documents to the concerned Branch Office of Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS)
  • Stage 4. Remitting the Payment of Audit Fees and Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Make the payment of the audit fees for inspection
  • Receive the confirmation about Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Inspection Team
  • Providing the arrangement of the travel ticket, lodging and boarding for the visiting BIS team
  • Stage 5. Visit to the Manufacturing Factory

  • A visit is made to the factory for the assessment of the factory’s manufacturing infrastructure, production aspects, complied quality parameters and self-testing capabilities
  • The visiting team may pick any random sample and send it for testing in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) approved Lab allocated by the concerned BIS office
  • Stage 6. Submitting the Sample to the BIS Approved Lab for Testing

  • The sample must be submitted to the allocated lab and pay the testing fee
  • After the testing, take the test report from the lab and submit the same to the BIS office
  • Step 7. Closing the Non-conformity - if any

  • If any non-conformity issue is raised either by the vising BIS team, the Lab or the BIS office, the same has to be corrected and complied by as instructed.
  • Submitting the proof of amendment undertaken by the manufacturing unit to close the non-conformity (NC closure) issue, if any.
  • Stage 8. Receive the BIS (ISI) Certificate

  • Pay the annual ISI marking fees (annual license fees) to BIS
  • ISI Certificate is granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

  • Note: In case of non-conformity of sample(s) drawn during the factory visit under Simplified Procedure (Option 2), the license shall be suspended immediately. The licensee must take necessary correctional steps and notify the same to the BIS office, and also inform about its readiness to offer new samples manufactured after taking the correctional actions. The revocation of suspension in such cases will be considered only if the complied testing reports of the new samples from a recognized BIS Testing Laboratory is submitted to the BIS office.

    In case the new sample is found by the BIS as a reason of revocation of suspension shows non-conformity in laboratory testing, or the licensee manufacturer does not notify the BIS office about the correctional actions taken their manufacturing unit and does not offer acceptable samples within 30 days of the date of suspension, the license shall be cancellation.

    References:

    1) Scheme-I of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018 – Product certification scheme for use of isi mark

  • Guideline for Grant of Licence*
  • Additional Guidelines for Scheme – I*
  • Guideline for Suspension and Revocation of Suspension of Licence
  • Guideline for Change in Scope of Licence
  • Guideline for Renewal of Licence
  • Guideline for Retesting of samples
  • Guideline for Operation of Licence
  • *Note: Clause 4 (d) of the guidelines for grant of licence is kept under abeyance till a provision in IT software has been made

    2) ECO Mark Scheme:

    Besides the normal product certification scheme, BIS also grants licences to environment friendly products under a special scheme and awards the ECO MARK to such products. These products should conform to additional requirements specified in the Indian Standards to qualify. The procedure for grant of licence is same as that of Domestic Manufacturers. More..   Contact us