BIS, short for Bureau of Indian Standards, is responsible for Indian standards development and product certification. Headquartered in New Delhi, the capital has eight laboratories, the Central Laboratory in Jalidabad, Uttar Pradesh. , laboratories affiliated to the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Offices, and laboratories affiliated to the three branch offices of Bangalore, Batna, and Guwahati. BIS certification is also called ISI certification because of its ISI status.
BIS certification is generally valid for one year and applicants are required to pay an annual fee. You can apply for an extension before the expiration date. At this time, you need to submit an application for extension and pay the application fee and annual fee. The approval time for product certification by the branch office of the Bureau of Standards is generally 4 to 6 months, and can be extended under special circumstances.
Prior to the completion of the BIS certification, manufacturers and their agents are prohibited from claiming or advertising in any form that their products comply with Indian standards and have an ISI logo. Once verified or received, BIS will penalize such behavior, cancel all of its certificates or reject the ISI logo application.
After passing the BIS certification, the factory can use the ISI logo, but pay the BIS label fee. The labeling fee varies according to the product category and is generally at least 100,000 rupees per year. A certain amount of ISI logo can be used in this amount, and the amount limit will be charged extra.
The agent in India requires: to apply for BIS certification in India, factories outside India must designate a resident resident of India or its branch in India as an agent. Agents are responsible for civil criminal law and other products sold by all domestic manufacturers to India.
Product testing: Samples are taken by the BIS auditor to the factory, after which the factory sends the samples to a local laboratory in India for testing. Currently BIS does not allow testing in laboratories outside of India.
Certification supervision: After the certificate is granted, the certified factory shall conduct quality control according to the BIS (STI: Scheme of Testing and Inspecting) and keep records for the BIS auditor to check. If it is found that it does not meet the STI requirements, BIS will decide whether to suspend ISI use or directly revoke the certificate as appropriate.
India's product certification implements the principle of voluntary certification, which aims to provide end consumers with quality-assured, safe and reliable products. Taking into account factors such as public health and safety and mass consumption, the Indian government enforces mandatory certification for specific products by issuing immediate laws. The Indian Bureau of Standards only applies for the certification of the certificate, and the specific work to be enforced is carried out by the relevant authority.