ISI refers to the Indian Standard Institute to create standards needed for orderly commercial growth and maintaining quality in industrial production. There are certain products that contain the ISI mark on its packaging, and we use these products in our daily life. You must have seen an ISI mark on products but many of us don’t know what the mark truly means.

In this blog, we will help you to know more about the ISI registration process in India and different aspects related to it. 

What is ISI certification marK?

ISI mark registration is mandatory for the products sold in India. This mark gives the assurance for better quality and safety of the products.

An ISI certified product indicates that it is in compliance with the Indian standard quality. Through getting ISI certification on your products, you are eligible to expand your business. If products sold in India don’t have ISI, then those products cannot be sold within the territory of India.

What are the different types of ISI certification?

  • ISI 14899: Liquid Petroleum gas containers and for automotive use
  • ISI 12330: Sulphate resisting Portland cement.
  • ISI 12600: Low heat and Portland cement.
  • ISI 1246: Residual current operated circuit breaker for the household and similar uses 
  • ISI 8144: Multi-purpose dry batteries 
  • ISI 1165: Milk powder
  • ISI 7904: High carbon steel wire rods 

What are the benefits of the ISI certification?

  • To build the credibility and quality of your product.
  • ISI certification helps to increase customer satisfaction and be more reliable
  • Where the customer is unsatisfied with the product’s quality, then the company selling the product will exchange the product with a new one.
  • For every customer, the mark makes it possible to get the best quality of the product.
  • It helps the manufacturers and owners of the product to increase their business.
  • Being an ISI certificate gives you an edge over your competitors with a positive impact on your customers that you follow the standards set by BIS body.
  • ISI mark registration works as a health safeguard for the users.

Who is authorized to issue the ISI mark in India?

BIS is authorized by legislation of 1986 to offer product certification. This certification program is basically voluntary. Any manufacturer by meeting the BIS standard can apply for product certification in two ways.

The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has changed its objective from testing to industrial products, and it currently aims at satisfying the consumers and also undertakes various quality certification activities. The use of the ISI mark is mandatory and voluntary for certain products. There are 16 broad categories of products including textiles, automobile components, packaged water, food, plastic products, and electronics BIS has laid down standards. BIS is authorized by legislation of 1986 to offer products certification. 

What are the products for which it is required to take ISI certification?

ISI marks are used for different kinds of products mainly which are industrial. There are 16 broad categories, including textiles, packaged water, food, automobile components, plastic products, and electronics, for which BIS has laid down standards

For example, there is a standard for windshield wipers of four-wheelers, for the quality of silver foil used in sweets, for precast concrete slabs used in pavements and even for hooks and fasteners. There is a standard every product in the BIS act.

How to apply for ISI mark registration? 

Any manufacturer and business owner who feels confident enough that his product has the ability to meet the BIS standards can apply for the certification in two ways-

  1. Submitting an application at the nearest BIS office. A BIS officer will then visit your manufacturing unit to inspect the quality of the production capability of the product to evaluate the quality standards. If the sample evaluation is satisfactory and passes the test, a license is granted and the manufacturer can use the ISI mark.
  2. The manufacturer provides test reports to BIS it gets the product tested in the bureau lab’s and gets the documents certified independently. 

What are the documents required for ISI certification? 

  • Name of the firm,
  • Certification certificate of the company
  • PAN card 
  • Adhar card of the directors of the company
  • Business registration proof 
  • Telephone Bills/ Electricity Bills
  • Rent agreement if property is in on rent 
  • Bank Statement
  • Copy of test Reports 
  • List of the machinery used and manufacturing products 

How much time does it take to get ISI certification? 

Generally, it takes 30 days from the date of submission of an application to get an ISI  registration certificate.


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