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An Overview of BIS Registration Process for Footwear Products

calendar23 Jul, 2022
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BIS Registration Process

The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is the Government body involved with conformity assessment, Quality Assurance of products, services, processes, and Standardization of products. As per a recent notification by the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade)[1], all footwear manufacturers will need to obtain BIS Certificate, and all the Footwear needs to comply with the Indian Standard and get the ISI Mark (Standard Mark) under a license by the Bureau. The department has introduced three quality control orders that will cover and lie Footwear made from rubber or polymeric material, leather & other materials and PPE footwear in the compulsory certification of BIS. In this article, we know the BIS Registration Process for Footwear Products.

 The three quality control orders are-

  1. The Footwear made through Leather & other raw material (Quality Control) Order, 2020;
  2. Personal Protective Device – Footwear (Quality Control) Order, 2020;
  3. The Footwear is made through all-Rubber & Polymeric material and components (Quality Control) Order, 2020.

List of the Footwear Products Which Require BIS Registration Certificate

Following is the list of footwear products that require a BIS Registration Certificate:-

Indian Standard Name of Footwear
IS 1989 (Part 1): 1986 Leather safety boots & shoes.
IS 3736: 1995 Canvas Boots Rubber Sole.
IS 3735: 1996 Canvas Shoes Rubber Sole.
IS 3736: 1995 Safety Rubber Canvas Boots for Miners.
IS 14544: 1998 Leather safety footwear with direct moulded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sole.
IS 11226: 1993 Leather safety footwear has a direct moulded rubber sole.
IS 17012: 2018 High ankle tactical boots with PU – Rubber sole.
IS 15844: 2010 Sports footwear.
IS 17043: 2018 Derby shoes.
IS 17037: 2018 Antiriot shoes.
IS 5557: 2004 Industrial & protective rubber knee & ankle boots.
IS 5676: 1995 Moulded solid rubber soles & heels.
IS 5557 (Part 2): 2018 All rubber gum boots & ankle boots.
IS 6664: 1992 Solid PVC soles & heels.
IS 6664: 1992 Rubber microcellular sheets for soles & heels.
IS 6719: 1972 Solid PVC soles & heels.
IS 10702: 1992 Rubber HawaiChappal.
IS 12254: 1993 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industrial boots.
IS 6721: 1972 PVC sandal.
IS 11544: 1986 Specification for slipper, rubber.
IS 13995: 1995 Unlined moulded rubber boots.
IS 16994: 2018 Footwear for men & women for municipal scavenging work.
IS 13893:  1994 Polyurethane sole, semi-rigid.
IS 16645: 2018 Moulded plastics footwear- Lined and Unlined polyurethane boots for general industrial use- Specification.
IS 15298 (Part 2): 2016/ IS 15298 (Part 3): 2019/ IS 15298 (Part 4): 2017 Personal Protective Equipment – Footwear.

Benefits of BIS Registration

There are many benefits of BIS Registration for your business:-

  • It provides you a ground for Total Quality Management, i.e. TQM.
  • Get rid of overhead expenses used to manufacture the final products.
  • Ensure better utilization of minerals & resources.
  • It serves as solid proof of product quality.
  • Facilitate global recognition, thereby ensuring access to untapped & overseas markets.
  • Aids firm to Improve market reputation.
  • Enable firm to deploy bespoke quality management.

Documents Required for BIS Registration Process

Following are some vital documents that are required for BIS Registration Process:-

  1. Identity Proof;
  2. Factory Registration Documents and details;
  3. Manufacturing process flow chart;
  4. Adequate testing facilities;
  5. Laboratory testing report & other details according to BIS norm;
  6. Information of Authorized Signatory & other related documents.
  7. Quality Control Parameters & their records.

BIS Registration Process for Footwear Products

As per the Department for Promotion of Industry & internal Trade (DPIIT) Quality Control Order on Footwear Products, 27 products have been brought under compulsory BIS Certification. Firstly, you need to identify the Indian Standard for your footwear product. After that, you must create login credentials on the BIS Manak online portal to apply for BIS Registration for your footwear product.

The following are the normal BIS Registration process for Footwear Products:-

  • Documentation before submission of application.
  • Submit the application with the required documents.
  • Scrutiny of an application under BIS officials.
  • Nomination of Inspection officer for Inspection from BIS;
  • Inspection of manufacturing premises by BIS Inspection officer.
  • Sample draw for independent testing
  • Sample testing by BIS Approved Laboratory.
  • Grant of BIS License for footwear products.

New update on BIS Registration Process

As per the domestic footwear industry’s request, Central has postponed the implementation of quality control orders from a year to 1 July 2022. The order makes it mandatory for manufacturers, traders and importers to get BIS License (Standard Mark) for their footwear products. The Authority for Promotion of industry & internal trade, by separate order on 20 June 2022, said it had been decided to amend the implementation date.


BIS Certification for any product is a challenging and drawn-out procedure that starts with product development and validation. Lastly, to use the standard ISI mark on Footwear, footwear makers and importers must first obtain a BIS Certificate or Licence. It is prohibited to sell shoes in the nation without the ISI brand.

Read our Article:How to Obtain BIS Certification in India?

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