Overview of BIS Certification
BIS is a short form for Bureau of Indian Standards, which is a National Standard Body of India constituted under the BIS Act 2016. It was established for the harmonious development of standardisation, marking, and quality certification of goods and for incidental or connected matters. BIS is providing traceable and tangible benefits to the national economy by providing safe and reliable quality goods, decreasing health hazards to consumers, promoting import and export substitutes, controlling the proliferation of varieties, etc., through standardisation, Certification and testing.
BIS is involved in various activities for the interest of consumers, and they are as follows:
In India, the BIS issues BIS Certification to provide customers with a third-party guarantee of goods' safety, quality, and reliability. The Government of our country has made it compulsory to consider public health for specific products. The purposes of BIS Certification are to increase the customer's confidence and trust in the products, provide quality assurance, safeguard customers from hazardous products and protect public health.
The manufacturers of electronic products listed under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) obtain the BIS Certification. The Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) was notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2012. The Ministry also passed an order in 2012 that a person cannot manufacture, distribute or store goods for sale or import that do not conform to the Indian Standard as specified in the order and bear a standard mark with a BIS unique registration number.
Objectives of BIS
Quality Control Orders
BIS is a National Standards Body in India, involved with Conformity Assessment, Standardisation, and Quality Assurance of goods, services, processes and systems. The Indian Standards established by BIS underpin the basis for the Product Certification Schemes, which facilitates Third Party Assurance of product safety, quality, and reliability to consumers.
BIS certification scheme is essentially voluntary in nature. But, for certain products, compliance to Indian standards is made mandatorily by the Indian Government under several considerations, namely, public interest, the safety of humans, animals or plants, environmental protection, prevention of unfair trade practices and national security. For these products, the Indian Government mandates using Standard Mark under Certificate of Conformity (CoC) or License from BIS via issuing QCOs.
The Central Government of India, with the consultation of BIS, has published QCOs in the exercise of the powers conferred under Sections 16, 17 and 25 of the BIS Act, 2016, thereby making the products mandatory for BIS Certification.
Benefits of Securing BIS Certification
In A Nutshell, BIS Certificate:
Types of BIS Certification
In the process of obtaining BIS Certification, we take care of all BIS Schemes and norms. We provide you full assistance from filing the application form, testing, and coordinating with BIS Officer until you obtain the Certificate. We assist in product testing and also in obtaining the various licenses covered under BIS.
Such licenses are:
Product Covered Under BIS Certification
Products Covered Under Mandatory Certification: Scheme - I (ISI Mark Scheme)
Product Under Mandatory Certification Scheme- IV (Grant of Certification of Conformity)
Products Under Mandatory Certification: Scheme - II (Registration Scheme)
List of Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components under Compulsory Registration Scheme- Notified by Ministry of New and Renewable
Low – Voltage switchgear and control gear-Notified by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
List of chemicals notified by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Types of Documentation Needed for BIS Certification
BIS demands a number of documents, as shown below, for the issuance of BIS Certification to the applicant:
Procedure for BIS Certification
Procedure for BIS Certification includes licensing and surveillance process.
The steps for Licensing Process are as follows:
After the inspection process, the BIS Officer conducts the surveillance process for conducting a complete factory survey.
The steps of the Surveillance Process are as follows:
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Frequently Asked Questions
First, fill up the standard application form and attach the same with mandatory documents. Next, appoint an AIR, i.e. Authorized Indian Representative, via the standard nomination form. Lastly, submit these documents at the BIS headquarter, New Delhi, along with the standard fee.
BIS Registration Certificate is essentially granted to Manufacturing Units. However, traders and importers of eligible products can also secure this certification in the name of their respective Manufacturing Units.
Product certification as per the BIS is aimed to guarantee safety, quality, and reliability to third parties. The certification aims to ensure product conformity as per the Indian Standards (IS).
BIS registration remains valid for the duration of two years, and it is renewal in nature. The authority seeks a few documents and prescribed fees for this purpose. On-site or lab testing is not required to renew the BIS certification.
The BIS mark is mandatory for several types of IT and electrical items, including TV, keyboard, batteries, etc. In contrast, the ISI mark is compulsory for items like food products, cement, steel material etc. The ISI mark also encompasses various voluntary BIS certification product categories.
Yes, given the exemption cited in the compulsory hallmarking order, a jeweller with a yearly turnover of less than INR 40 lacs may sell hallmarked jewellery in locations under mandatory hallmarking if they have a certificate of registration from BIS.
Common documents required for securing BIS registration include a Business certificate, tax certificate, List of machinery and product, AIR nomination form ( in case of the foreign manufacturer), etc.