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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 imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.




Standard formulation and promotion-

One of the major functions of the Bureau is the formulation, recognition and promotion of the Indian Standards. As on 1 January 2019, over 20,000 Standards have been formulated by BIS, are in force. These cover important segments of economy, which help the industry in upgrading the quality of their products and services.
BIS has identified 15 sectors which are important to Indian Industry. For formulation of Indian Standard, it has separate Division Council to oversee and supervise the work. The Standards are regularly reviewed and formulated in line with the technological development to maintain harmony with the International Standards.


Product Certification-


For Indian manufacturers:

Product Certifications are to be obtained voluntarily. For, some of the products like Milk powder, Drinking Water, LPG Cylinders, etc., certification is mandatory. Because these products are concerned with health and safety.


For foreign manufacturers:

Foreign manufacturers of products who intend to export to India also may obtain a BIS product certification license. For some products various Indian government ministries/departments/agencies makes its compulsory to have BIS certification. Towards this, BIS launched its Product Certification Scheme for overseas manufacturers in the year 2000, which is called Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme. Under the provisions of this scheme, foreign manufacturers can seek certification from BIS for marking their product(s) with BIS Standard Mark. The foreign manufacturer needs to appoint an Authorized Indian Representative who will be an Indian Resident to act as an agent between BIS and the manufacturer. Depending on the product, the manufacturer has to imprint one of two possible marks on the product label. The Standard Mark or the ISI Mark. The Standard Mark is compulsory for certain types of electronics and IT goods, whereas the ISI mark is mandatory for product categories such as cement, household electrical products, food products, steel materials, etc. The ISI mark is also used for several voluntary BIS certification product categories.


For Indian importers:

Indian importers who intend to get Certification Mark may apply for the license. However, the assessment visit is paid to the original product manufacturer.


Management System Certification:

  • Quality Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 9001.
  • Environmental Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 14001.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification Scheme IS 18001.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Scheme IS 15000.
  • Food Safety Management System Certification IS/ISO 22000.
  • Service Quality Management System Certification Scheme IS 15700.
  • Energy Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 50001.
  • Medical Devices Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 13485.
  • Social Accountability Management System Certification Scheme IS 16001.
  • Integrated Management System Certification Scheme.
  • Road Traffic Safety Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 39001.
  • Ready Mixed Concrete Certification Scheme.
  • Integrated Milk Certification Scheme.
  • Adventure Tourism Safety Management System Certification Scheme IS/ISO 21101.
  • Food Safety Auditing as per Food Safety and Standards (Food Safety Audit) Regulations, 2018