India BIS and ISI Certification

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Government of India.

Operation Areas:

The BIS Product Certification Scheme is open to manufacturers in all countries without discrimination. While a license can be granted for any Indian Standard specifying product characteristics, which is amenable to certification, the broad areas of technologies now under certification are:

• Textiles
• Chemicals and Pesticides
• Rubber and Plastic products
• Cement and concrete products
• Basic metals and fabricated metal products
• Machinery and equipment
• Electrical, electronics and optical equipment
• Automotive components
• Agriculture, food, beverages and tobaccos
• Leather products
• Wood products
• Paper and pulp products
• Testing instruments
• Building materials
• Pumping, irrigation, drainage and sewage equipment
• Packaged drinking water and Natural mineral water
• Pipes and fittings for water supply

Authentic Mode:

Here is the authentic mode of BIS product certification: the BIS office inspects and evaluates the quality management system and the related products samples of the application manufacturer and issues the certifications for the conformity products. The manufacturers with the certifications should supervise and test the sample products from the factory and market to determine if the products conform to the Indian standards.

Authentic Procedure:

1. Application. The overseas manufacturers who want to apply for BIS certification need to submit the specific applications and related documents for BIS New Delhi headquarter for applying.
2. Record. BIS officer will check the candidates’ applications and documents and will record the application if all files are OK. And the candidates should pay the certification fee.
3. Initial factory inspection. BIS will send a team no more than 2 officers to inspect the factory. And the candidates need to back the cost of BIS officers’ trip to the factory, Visa fee and related expense.
4. Issue certification. If both the initial inspection and test results conform the standards, and the candidates agree to execute the BIS accepted inspection and test scheme after getting the certificate and pay for the BIS logo fee, then BIS will issue the certification for the candidates. The certification has one-year period validity, and the manufacturers who have got the certifications should pay for the logo and certificate annual fees every year.
5. Supervision after certification. BIS supervises the quality of certificated products by the regular supervision for the manufacturers who have got certification and the surprise inspection and tests for sample products in the factory and market. In case the samples inspection meets the requirements of standards, the manufacturers could apply for certification renewal by submitting specific table applications to BIS. The renewal fee is 500 Indian rupees. And the manufacturers should also pay the sample test expense.

List of Documents to be enclosed with the Application:

1. Nomination form in support of representative located in India or Documents for authentication of Indian Liaison/Branch office of foreign manufacturer, if existing which should include the permission from Reserve Bank of India.
2. Document authenticating establishment of the firm, such as Registration by Company Registrar or any State Authority or Memorandum of Article in case applicant firm is a Limited Company or Partnership Deed in case the applicant firm is under Partnership.
3. Process Flow Chart showing the complete manufacturing process (from raw-material to finished product).
4. Quality assurance system being followed in factory (e.g. copy of Quality manual, Quality plan, Test formats etc.)
5. Details of other certifications (if any) on the Product/System.
6. Details of pre-certification (if any) on Components/Raw Materials used in Manufacturing of the product.
7. List of manufacturing machinery in specific format.
8. List of Test Equipment in the format for complete testing.
9. Drawing of the Product (where applicable).
10. Qualification Certificate and experience details of Lab In-charge/Technical/Q.C. Personnel employed (not consultants).
11. Test report from an independent accredited laboratory and/ or own laboratory.
12. Broad Layout Plan of the factory premises clearly showing the location of major manufacturing machinery and laboratory etc.
13. Location Plan of the factory from the nearest Airport/Railway Station and guidance as how to reach from India.
14. Demand Draft of Rs.1000/- in Rupees or equivalent US $ in favor of Bureau of Indian Standards payable at New Delhi.
15. Details about the previous licenses held/applications rejected. Reasons for such cancellation /rejection/conviction, if any under BIS Act, may be indicated in the application.