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INTRODUCTION

BIS stands for bureau on Indian standards it is the national body of India. BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) was established in year 1986 to ensure the safety, quality of goods sold by companies for the benefit of people. In the year 2012, CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) was introduced by the DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) nowadays it is called as the MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) along with the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). Under the scheme launched by these various departments it states that any electronic product manufactured the manufactures of that product must get their product registered BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) before launching it in the Indian market.
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BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) registration is essential for all the electronic products listed under the CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme). All the manufacturers whether they are in foreign or India they need to apply for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) registration for the import as well as sale of goods in the market. In India the DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) needs the obligatory certificates of total 83 products that need to be registered under BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) such as mobile phones, laptops, kitchen electronic items, etc. for an importer to import goods to India he is required to have a BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) registration of all the products he is selling in the Indian market and if the foreign manufacturer is caught trading in India without a BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate he would be penalized under the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) act. The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) released an official notification stating that all the products that are listed above are to get a compulsory registration for the various Categories under the scheme II. Any manufacturer around the Globe or in India for the sale of electronic product must get an BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) licence and without the licence, no manufacturer can sell or trade its equipment in India.

DUTIES OF BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) REGISTRATION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) when was introduced, was brought up with some duties to fulfil the various requirement of the Indian market for the safety of the buyers. BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes sure that the product we are purchasing is verified and is safe to use. Some of the duties of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) are as under.

• The very first duty of the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) lies in providing national standards to the consumers and those standards must be of present time and user-friendly. The national standards must focus on the new developing technologies as well as must focus on the consumer’s interest.

• Secondly the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) must actively participate when formulating the international standards. This should be done with a clear motive of providing backup to the Indian interests by keeping them in time and giving them the true weightage they deserve.

• Thirdly BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) concerning objective should be that the main branch office must be given a full regard and be seen as the focal points of all the organisations.

• BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has another duty that is to improve the brand image, thereby increasing the brand value of product. Necessary measures must be resorted to giving effect to it.

• BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) are required to take care of all the associated laboratories and those laboratories are taken well care of it. and all the laboratories should be equipped with best machinery so that the functioning of those units must be done smoothly.

• BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes sure that the work is done appropriately and because of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) the productivity must increase at a great pace.

• BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) must take care of all implementation of all the schemes available and must be regulated from time to time so that they must remain up to date.

• It is to be shared that the regardless to the working of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). New IT tools must be introduced to enhance the overall processing of the products.

ADVANTAGES OF BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS)

With the introduction of the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) it had various advantages. it played a vital role in ensuring the quality, safety, and reliability of products and services in India and some of them are discussed as under

QUALITY CHECK

When BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) was introduced, it established some of the standards that defines the quality requirement for the products, process, and various services. It makes sure that it meets the required minimum quality, thus it helps in gaining the customer confidence and provide satisfaction to it.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) ensures the safety of the customer by assuring the quality, safety and the purity of the product that the consumer is supposed to buy from the market. This helps the customer to make planned calls while buying the product for themselves avoiding the substandard or counterfeit products

SAFETY

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) standard includes various safety protocols. These protocols play important roles when we consider to purchase. BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) minimize risks to public health from accident and hazardous elements.

CERTIFICATION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has issued a mark the ISI (Indian Standard Institute) certification mark nowadays it is easily recognised by all the people and is respected by the customer that mark helps the customer to know that the product he is using is fully BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certified and the risk of purchasing the product is substantially low.

SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) supports various types of government initiatives that aims toward the idea of promoting manufacturing, quality improvement, and customer welfare. It aligns with various national priority activities such as “Make in India,” “Digital India,” and “Swatch Bharat Abhiyan”

SCOPE OF BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) was brought to provide safety to the customer when they purchase products from any manufacturer. The scope of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is quite vast and include the following

STANDARDIZATION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) when was introduced developed and published various standards for products, processes to ensure the quality, safety check for the product they manufacture so that the customer must be provided with a good quality product.

HALLMARKING

in case of various precious metals such as Gold, Silver etc. the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) provide the hallmark scheme for these metals those hallmark sign proves the purity of the metal and avoid the risk of customer fraud.

PROMOTION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) promote the use of standards in various industries, government agencies. This helps the companies to maintain a quality of a product they are selling, thus help in reducing the risk of fraud.

CUSTOMER PROTECTION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) plays a very crucial role in safeguarding the interest of the consumer by making sure that products that are present in the market for sale must meet the required quality and safety standards.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) engages in research and development activities so that they continue to update and improve the standards that are present and all the technical advancements and be updated to the emerging trends.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS)

Any manufacturer or importer of goods or any brand owner under the mandatory certification scope of the Bureau of Indian Standards can apply for BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification. The application process is open to both companies in domestic and foreign market if they intend to sell their products in the Indian market.

MANUFACTURERS

Any one who is manufacturing goods in the market that falls under the list of products issued by the government must apply for BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate. Without a proper BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) any producer/manufacturer cannot sell his product directly into the market if they do when caught can pay a high fine and other penalties.

IMPORTERS

For all those manufacturer and service providers that are certified under BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) can use its certificate to leverage it as a marketing strategy, this helps the manufacturer to stand different from the whole market and helps to attract more consumers as compared to others.

BRAND OWNERS.

It is a situation where both the manufacturer and the importer are different entities. In this the brand owner must apply for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate if the product they are selling in the country is compliance with the important standards for the product manufacturing and selling in the market.

PRODUCTS UNDER BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) CERTIFICATION

SL.NO.PRODUCTINDIAN STANDARD NUMBER( IS NO.)DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
1AMPLIFIERS WITH INPUT POWER 2000W AND ABOVEIS 616:2010*3-Jul-13
2AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINEIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
3ELECTRONIC CLOCKS WITH MAINS POWERIS 302-2-26:2014*3-Jul-13
4ELECTRONIC GAMES (VIDEO)IS 616:2010*3-Jul-13
5ELECTRONIC MUSICAL SYSTEMS WITH INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVEIS 616:2010*3-Jul-13
6LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK/TABLETIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
7MICROWAVE OVENSIS 302-2-25:2014*3-Jul-13
8OPTICAL DISC PLAYERS WITH BUILT IN AMPLIFIERS OF INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVEIS 616:2010*3-Jul-13
9PLASMA/LCD/LED TELEVISIONS OF SCREEN SIZE 32"; AND ABOVEIS 616:2010*3-Jul-13
10PRINTERS, PLOTTERSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
11SCANNERSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
12SET TOP BOXIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
13TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINESIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
14VISUAL DISPLAY UNITS, VIDEOS MONITORS OF SCREEN SIZE 32" AND ABOVEIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
15WIRELESS KEYBOARDSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*3-Jul-13
16CASH REGISTERSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
17COPYING MACHINES/DUPLICATORSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
18PASSPORT READERIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
19POINT OF SALE TERMINALSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
20MAIL PROCESSING MACHINES/POSTAGE MACHINES/FRANKING MACHINESIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
21POWER BANKS FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
22SMART CARD READERIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-May-15
23MOBILE PHONESIS 13252(Part 1):2010*13-Sep-15
24SELF-BALLASTED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICESIS 16102(Part 1):2012*13-Sep-15
25DC OR AC SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC CONTROLGEAR FOR LED MODULESIS 15885(Part 2/Sec 13):2012*1-Dec-15
26POWER ADAPTORS FOR AUDIO,VIDEO & SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUSIS 616:2010*1-Dec-15
27POWER ADAPTORS FOR IT EQUIPMENTSIS 13252(Part 1):2010*1-Dec-15
28FIXED GENERAL PURPOSE LED LUMINAIRESIS 10322(Part 5/Sec 1):2012*1-Mar-16
29UPS/INVERTORS OF RATING <= 5KVAIS 16242(Part 1):2014*1-Mar-16
30SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS PART 1 NICKEL SYSTEMSIS 16046:2018*1-Jun-16
31SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS PART 2 LITHIUM SYSTEMSIS 16046:2018*1-Jun-16
32INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR MOBILE PHONE HANDSETSIS 16333 (Part 3) : 2016*1-May-18
33Recessed LED LuminariesIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 2) : 201223-May-18
34LED Luminaires for Road and Street lightingIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 3) : 201223-May-18
35LED Flood LightsIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 5) : 201323-May-18
36LED Hand lampsIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 6) : 201323-May-18
37LED Lighting ChainsIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 7) : 201323-May-18
38LED Luminaires for Emergency LightingIS 10322 (Part 5/Section 8) : 201323-May-18
39UPS/Inverters of rating <= 10kVAIS 16242 (Part 1) : 201423-May-18
40Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up-to 32IS 616 : 201023-May-18
41Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size up to 32IS 13252 (Part 1) : 201023-May-18
42CCTV Cameras/CCTV RecordersIS 13252 (Part 1) : 201023-May-18
43Adapters for household and similar electrical appliancesIS 302 (Part 1) : 200823-May-18
44USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scannersIS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 23-May-18
45Smart watchesIS 13252 (Part 1) : 201023-May-18
46Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) modules (Si wafer based) IS 14286 : 2010/ IEC 61215 : 2005, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1) : 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 200431-Mar-19
47Thin-Film Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules (a-Si, CiGs and CdTe) IS 16077 : 2013/ IEC 61646 : 2008, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1) : 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 200431-Mar-19
48Power Invertors for use in photovoltaic power system IS 16221 (Part 2) : 201530-Jun-21
49Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic invertersIS 16221 (Part 2) : 2015 & IS 16169 : 201430-Jun-21
50Storage batteryIS 16270 : 2014 1-Jan-19
51Independent LED Modules for General LightingIS 16103 (Part 1) : 2012 1-Apr-21
52Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)IS 10322 (Part 5/Sec 9) : 2017 1-Apr-21
53KeyboardIS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Apr-21
54Induction StoveIS 302-2-6 : 2009 1-Apr-21
55Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machinesIS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Apr-21
56USB Type External Hard Disk DriveIS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Apr-21
57Wireless Headphone and EarphoneIS 616 : 2017 1-Apr-21
58USB Type External Solid-State Storage Devices (above 256 GB capacity)IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Apr-21
59Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 WattsIS 616 : 2017 1-Apr-21
60Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with output voltage 48V (max)IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Apr-21
61Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVsIS 616 : 20171-Apr-21
62Rice CookerIS 302-2-15 : 2009 1-Apr-21
63Wireless MicrophoneIS 616 : 2017 1-Oct-21
64Digital CameraIS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 1-Oct-21
65Video CameraIS 616 : 2017 1-Oct-21
66Webcam (Finished Product)IS 616 : 2017 1-Oct-21
67Smart Speakers (with and without Display)IS 616 : 2017 1-Oct-21
68Dimmers for LED productsIS 60669-2-1: 2008 1-Oct-21
69Bluetooth SpeakersIS 616 : 2017 1-Oct-21
70Ortho Phosphoric AcidIS 798 : 2020 12-Dec-21
71Polyphosphoric AcidIS 17439:2020 24-Dec-21
72Cotton BalesIS 12171:2019 3-Mar-23
73Trimethyl Phosphite Technical GradeIS 17412:2020 3-Mar-23
74Television SetsIS 18112:2022 26-Apr-23

DOCUMENTATION RQURIED FOR BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) CERTIFICATION

The documents required for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate may vary from product to product but some of the basic documents that are required to be submitted by the companies for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate for their product are as follows

APPLICATION FORM

The very first document required is the application form provided by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which include all the details about the factory name, product, intention, and the manufacturing process is to filled by the company.

TEST REPORTS

Secondly test reports of the product that is to be manufacture and to be sold in the market from the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) verified test labs so that to know about if the product compliance with the relevant Indian standards. The report must contain the information about the quality, performance of the product.

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

All the documents about the product must be submitted those documents must have the necessary information about the product regarding its design, specification, material used, quality etc.

QMS (QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) CERTIFCATE

QMS (Quality Management System) such as ISO 9001 certificate must be required for some certain products for its registration under BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards).

TRADEMARK/OWNERSHIP

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) requires the proof of the ownership of the trademark or brand under which the product is marketed or manufactured, if it is applicable.

IMPORTER AUTHORIZATION LETTER

In the case where the product is imported in place of manufactured the manufacturer is to provide a authorization letter to allow the importer to apply for BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate on there behalf.

FACTORY INSPECTION REPORT

A report is generated after the inspection conducted by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which has all the details of the products compliance with the Indian standards. That report is then submitted to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards).

DOCUMENT COMFORMATION

Another important document is submitted to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) for the issue of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate is a signed declaration by acknowledging that the product complies with all the Indian standards are present.

OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS

According to the nature of the products sometimes other legal documents are required for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate such as business registration certificate, trading licence, etc, may be required.

PROCESS OF REGISTRATION OF BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) CERTIFICATE

When we talk about the process for obtaining BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate there involve few steps to it, those steps may vary from product to product. Here is a general overview to the process of documentation for BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

For the first step the applicant submits a complete application along with all the required legal documents to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) for the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate. The documents submitted to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) includes all the details about the product about its quality, manufacturing process etc.

DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

For the second step the documents that are submitted to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) are then verified by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). If the documents submitted are accurate then the process is carried forward if the document provided are not complete and accurate or have some missing information in it then the process is stopped and the companies are required to apply for it again with proper documents.

PRODUCT TESTING

For some products according to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) rules samples are required for testing the samples that are provided are then sent to the verified BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) laboratories for testing. Test reports of these products from these laboratories plays a crucial role in the process of documentation of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate

FACTORY INSPECTION

Sometimes the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) authorized team may visit the factories for the inspection to check the company’s quality control operations as per Indian standards for the product they are manufacturing the report they generate is to be submitted to the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) for the further processing of the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

CERTIFICATION DECISION

After reviewing of all the documents, test reports, and factory inspection reports, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes a proper decision. If the product meets all requirements, as per the Indian standards then the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) issues the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate to the applicant and they can start the process of selling and marketing their product in the market.

GRANTING OF CERTIFICATE

When the process of submitting the documents is finished and all the documents are verified, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) issues the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate to the applicant. The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate includes all the details of the product sold by the company such as the product description, Indian standard Number etc.