BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BIS has been providing traceable and tangible benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and import substitute; control over proliferation of varieties, etc. through standardization, certification, and testing.
Getting BIS on your product does not only give your product importance but also gives you an edge over your competitors. BIS certified product signifies its purity, authenticity, and safety. Albeit it is an expensive affair and could become a major conundrum for medium small scale enterprise unit but one should understand its importance and take it as their investment plan.
BIS certified products help you to mark your presence in government tenders as govt. only welcomes those entities whose products are certified and also enables manufacturers, brand owners, and importers to import or manufacture the products seamlessly.
BIS certified products help entrepreneurs to generate colossal revenue which proves to be the best approach of a successful run in their business. Due to awareness in the general public, people usually prefer to purchase certified products over noncertified products irrespective of the cost of the product. In other words, certified products always provide reliability and better client satisfaction.
Three categories fall under BIS:
- Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)
- ISI Marking Scheme
- System Certification
Required Document List for BIS Registration is divided into the following steps:
Firstly, you need to provide a sample(s) along with the Technical Information of the Product for the lab test. It’s all about construction / structural details of the product like –
Secondly, you need to provide the Factory Documents & Information to complete the BIS Application Form & Process. It’s all about basic information about the manufacturing unit like –
may vary for reasons like delay in response to queries raised, if any; organizing inspection(s); sample deposition, and fee dues, etc.
For obtaining a BIS license, the manufacturer must have requisite manufacturing infrastructure, appropriate process controls, quality control, and testing capabilities for the product as per relevant Indian Standard (ISS). The product shall also conform to all requirements laid down in the ISS.
The Bureau grants the licence based on a successful assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, process controls, quality control and testing capabilities of the manufacturer through a visit to its manufacturing premises. Conformity of the product to the relevant standard(s) is also established through third-party laboratory testing or testing in the manufacturing premises or a combination of both.
There are two options available for obtaining BIS product certification licence under Scheme – I. For details, please see Guidelines for grant of licence