What is BIS Certification and BIS Registration in India?
The Full form of BIS is Bureau of Indian Standards and it means for the third party a guarantee of the safety, quality, and reliability of products to the customer. BIS Registration is voluntary in nature but it is given by Government of India who has made mandatory for all those products that are specified as products to get the Certificate into the consideration of Public health. In this article, we will explain you about the BIS registration procedure in India completely.
BIS Registration mandatory Products
Not all electronic products or other needs under the BSI certification but there are certain products who comes under mandatory requirement which is as discussed below-
- Cement and Concrete
- Diesel Engines
- Household electronics
- Food and related products
- Oil Pressure Stoves
- Automobile Accessories
- Steel products
- Wood Products
- Leather Product
- Cylinders, valves, and Regulators
- Medical Equipment
- Electrical Transformers
- Testing instruments
- Rubber and plastic
- Machinery and equipment
BIS Certification Product Scheme
BIS Certification product Scheme is one of the largest schemes all over the world with over 26500 licenses covering more than 900 products. It allows the manufacturer to use the popular ISI Mark on their product which is a synonym for quality products. It also operates Foreign Manufactures Certification Scheme under which overseas manufacture can be granted a license to use the BIS standard mark.
Types of BIS Registration Schemes in India
The BIS Registration for the product is categorized under different types of schemes which is as follows-
1. Normal Procedure for Domestic Manufacturer
The applicant needs to submit the BIS Registration or BIS Certification application along with certain documents and the requisite fees. After submitting the application an evaluation is carried out by a BIS officer where the samples are tested in the factory and drawn an independent testing report. And, if all things go well BIS Registration is provided where the sampling procedure is acceptable. BIS Registration is granted within 4 months after the submission of the application.
2. Simplified Procedure for Domestic Manufacturers
In the simplified procedure, the applicant along with the application for BIS Registration submits a test report of the sample from the approved lab to the BIS officer. If the test report is satisfactory then the BIS officer will verify the factory and grant certificate of registration within 30 days of submission of BIS Registration application with a required test report.
3. Eco Mark Scheme
BIS also provides License to environmentally friendly products under a special scheme- ECO Mark Scheme where all environmental products are categorized conforming to the basic requirements under Indian Standards.
4. Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme
The ISI mark for overseas applicants or manufacturers is specially designed and granted under separately scheme within 6 months period.
Therefore after the type of license, you required and what comes fit in your pocket is discussed above and will be chosen by you accordingly. Hence the procedure for BIS registration is similar for all which is as discussed –
Procedure for BIS Registration
1. Licensing Process
In the licensing process, the following steps need to take-
- There will be application submission
- Then the BIS Officer will go for a preliminary Inspection
- After the Inspection, the samples will be tested
- After completing all the evaluation, the final result will be derived
2. Surveillance Process
After the Inspection Process, here is a process called the surveillance process in which the complete survey is conducted of the factory. The following are the steps taken for the surveillance process-
- The Inspecting authority will visit the factory and testify it
- After the testing, the samples were taken
- The samples will be sent to the Independent labs
- The test report will brief the complaint or give feedback on the investigation
- The performance review report will be ready
- After the report, the license is granted
Documents Required for BIS Registration
Additional documents to be required for BIS Registration
- PCB Layout
- Schematic Diagram
- User Manual
- Critical Components List
The BIS Registration procedures will take approximately 30-35 days including testing time of 15-20 days and the BIS Application processing time which is 10-15 days.
Validity for BIS Certificate Registration
The BIS Registration will be valid for two years and can be renewed if the product and the standard are not changed.
Importance of BIS Registration for manufacturing in India
It is very important for you to take BIS registration for your manufacturing unit in India as it involves the following factors-
- It provides the safeguard to the public health
- It provides the quality assurance of the product
- It protects the consumer from dangerous products
- It also increases the confidence among the customers.
Till now, over 350 BIS Registration have been granted for over 50 Indian standards in 40 different countries.