The ISI stands for Indian Standards Institute and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) grants the ISI Registration Certificate to the manufacturers’ products, which is the standardisation department of India. There are many other government standard institutes in India for properly testing products. Obtaining an ISI Mark Certificate is a voluntary act and it is mandatory to obtain ISI Certification before the products come into the Indian market. This ISI certificate proves that any product or machine is safe to use. In this blog, we will learn how to get ISI Registration Certificate in India.
Objectives of ISI Registration Certificate in India
Following are the main objectives of ISI Certification in India are as follow:
- It provides quality assurance of the products.
- It improves the confidence of the customers while buying the products.
- Mitigating product rejections.
- It provides a safeguard to the health of the customers.
- It enhances customer satisfaction & increasing the goodwill of the businesses.
- It reduces wastage of resources & minimising production costs.
Is it mandatory to obtain ISI Certification in India?
The Government of India and BIS make it compulsory to obtain ISI marks on the specific products sold in India. Those goods cover electrical equipment products & industrial products also. Nevertheless, from September 2012, ISI Registration is compulsory for certified steel and other items.
List of the Products & Items that require ISI Certification in India
Following are the products that need to obtain ISI Registration Certificate in India:
- Medical Equipment
- Food Products
- Oil Pressure Stoves & Cylinders
- Transformers & Electric Motors
- Household Electrical Products
- Milk Powder
- Kitchen Appliance
- Plugs & Socket-outlets
- Transparent Float Glass
- Fertilisers and Chemicals
- Automobile Components
- Domestic Pressure Cooker
- Aluminium Foil, etc.
Essential Documents Required for Obtaining ISI Registration Certificate
Following are the vital documents that are required to obtain ISI Certification in India:
- Address of the manufacturing premises or unit;
- Copy of test report from the BIS authorised internal laboratory;
- Packaging information such as the quantity & size of the product, storage facility of product, etc.
- Proof of Indian Residency;
- The disposing technique of the sub-standard product;
- Layout plan of the factory;
- All information related to machinery installed;
- Drawing of products;
- Copy of the company’s bank statement;
- Copy of the certification of registration; (COI, if a company or partnership deed if the partnership or PAN Card if the proprietor)
- Information on all the equipment used for testing;
- Flow chart followed in the procedure of manufacturing;
- Copy of the Trademark Registration;
- The information regarding the quality control staff such as Name, Qualification, Designation, Experience;
- Particulars about the raw material being used;
- Copy of the Certificate by the regulatory authority;
- Utility bills such as water tax receipts, electricity bills etc.
Producers for obtaining ISI Registration Certificate in India
Following are the steps for getting ISI Registration Certificate for a product in India:
Step 1:Select the Product Code: The first step is to select the product code that fulfils the guidelines mentioned by BIS. Then the applicant needs to identify & choose an ISI Product Code for their product.
Step 2: Fill out the Application Form for ISI Mark Registration: In this step, the applicant needs to fill the Form-V application for ISI Certification with the prescribed fees. In addition, the applicant needs to pay inspection fees and registration fees for further inspection.
Step 3: Inspection of the manufacturing premises by the BIS Officer: The BIS officer and BIS authorised Inspection team shall visit the applicant’s manufacturing premises, and the inspection team shall thoroughly inspect the quality control & manufacturing process of the applicant’s factory. The BIS Officer and Inspection team shall collect some product samples and send the product samples for testing in the BIS authorised laboratory.
Step 4: Submit the Test Report: The applicant needs to obtain the test report from the authorised laboratory and submit it to the BIS.
Step 5: Issuance of ISI Registration Certificate: Once all the above steps are successfully completed with proper verification of the test report of the sample product, then the authority shall grant an ISI Registration Certificate.
Renewal of ISI Registration Certificate
The ISI Certification is valid for one year and the same can be renewed by filling out the renewal application and paying the mentioned renewal fees. A Practising Chartered Accountant needs to verify the application for renewal of ISI Mark Certification.
Penalty for misuse of ISI Mark Certificate
If the manufacturer/producer of any products imitates a registered mark, shall punish the manufacturer with jail for up to 1 year or a penalty of 50000/- rupees or both.
ISI Certification markings are crucial for consumers to identify the products they buy and verify that the producers uphold a specified standard. Although not required, ISI Registration Certificate affords the owner additional protection.
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