Overview of AIS Certification
AIS stands for the Automotive Industry Standards, which are the automotive technical standards for India based on the UNECE standards. AIS Certification was launched in 1989 with the adoption of India Central Motor Vehicle Rules, i.e., CMVR, where the rules and regulations are published in relation to the vehicles, traffic controls or production and maintenance of motor vehicles.
The Automotive Industry Standards (AIS) are granted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, MoRTH. MoRTH is the ministry established by the Government of India for regulation of the automotive sector in India. The aim of AIS is to improve the safety of traffic and means of transport.
There are following these three authorities are responsible for the issuance of AIS Certification:
AIS is mainly introduced for safety requirements, and so it is mandatory for many types of safety-related products or parts of a vehicle.
Benefits of AIS Certification
Following are the benefits of having an AIS Certification:
- Aids in vehicle performance monitoring
Manufacturers give data relevant to the vehicles, assistance to the operators in delivering timely service and extracting the best performance.
- Ensures passenger safety
The main aim of AIS is to improve the safety that is provided in commercial vehicle services and make journeys safer for all passengers.
- Improvements to the public transportation
Public transportation is the most important part of the public at large in India. It helps in route tracking and optimises the journeys to the destinations.
- Monitoring driver’s aspects
AIS Certificates provide data on the vehicle’s speed, time length and other similar habitual aspects permitting the vehicle operator to be traced in the event of a rash or drunk driving.
Products Covered under AIS Certification
Currently, 26 products are considered mandatory and voluntary certified with the Automotive Industry Standards, AIS. Some of such products are also required to get BIS Certification. The followings are the products that need to be mandatorily AIS Certified:
Glass and wheels were getting AIS Certified until 2019, but now they are subject to mandatorily BIS Certified from 2020.
Documents required for AIS Certification
Following is the list of all the relevant documents that are required while filing an application to get the AIS Certification:
Procedure of AIS Certification
Following are steps that are required to be followed while obtaining the AIS Certification:
- Filing of application
Applicant must file an application to the relevant Authority for obtaining the AIS Certification.
An applicant has to file all the relevant documents along with the application for AIS Certification, and it must also provide the requisite fee for the same to the appropriate Authority.
- Factory inspection
Factory inspection is conducted by the relevant Authority and the Indian auditors after receiving the application filed by the applicant.
- Product testing and marking
Testing of all the products to be registered is performed after receiving the application for AIS Certification. The product is also marketed accordingly after such testing.
After being satisfied with the result of factory inspection and product testing, the appropriate Authority issued the AIS Certification in the name of the applicant.