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ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE)

INTRODUCTION

ISI (Indian Standard Institute) in January 1947 was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 till then it was the standard body of our nation India. Its sole purpose was to establish and encourage norms for the industries present in India. To make sure that the products that were produced in the market are safe to use and there is no compromising in the product quality.

In the year 1986, the ISI (Indian Standard Institute) was reconstituted as the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) reflecting all the expansions of roles and responsibilities that were once carried by ISI (Indian Standard Institute). For nowadays the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) continues the legacy of ISI (Indian Standard Institute) by developing new standards for the Indian market, and promoting quality check, standardization, and safety of the product before launching it to the market.

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is authorised to conduct all its product compliance assessments of all type of goods, services, and procedures are under BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) Act 2016 under specific rules and regulation
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DUTIES OF ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE)

The ISI (Indian Standard Institute) now known as BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), has various role or duties as we say for the consumer protection across the nation. Some of the duties of ISI (Indian Standard Institute) includes: –

DEVELOPING STANDARDS

All the standards that are introduced in the market are introduced by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). They both are responsible for the development, maintenance, and revising of the Indian standards across the whole nation. They provide standards across a range of sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, consumer goods etc. these standards that are provided to them serve as a benchmark for the quality, safety, services they are providing.

CERTIFICATION SERVICES

ISI (Indian Standard Institute) / BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) purpose is to provide certification services to all the manufactures and all the services provider. The certificate is a proof verifying that their product and processes comply with all the Indian standards required. This certificate provided to manufacturer and the service provider is usually denoted by the ISI mark or the conformity mark issued by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), which indicates that the product is safe and the meets its quality requirements.

PROMOTING STANDARDIZATION

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) plays an important yet active role in the promotion of the standardized practice, processes, and technologies across all the industries. By the method of standardization ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) focuses on the fact of bringing efficiency, and competitiveness in the Indian Economy.

CONFORMITY VALIDATION

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) conducts a conformity validation activity which includes the testing of product, inspection of the product, and certification to make sure that products and services they are providing meet the required Indian standards. This conformity validation is done to make sure that the manufacturer is maintain the quality of the product along with the safety standards which also helps in building consumers’ confidence.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

One of the main objectives of ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is to protect the consumer from purchasing fraud services and products. They make sure that the product and services we consume must meet all the necessary Indian standards regarding the quality and safety. Through the help of ISI (Indian Standard Institute) certification they aim to safeguard the consumer from substandard and fraud products and services.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) works to provide technical support and expertise to all type of organisation and departments either it is government, private, industries, and stakeholders, on all the matters related to standardization, quality, and other safety concerns.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) engages in the working of the international cooperation and collaboration with all the other standardized bodies and the other organisation to facilitate trade, and promote best practice for the standardization of the product and assuring the quality of the product.

ADVANTAGES OF ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE) CERTIFICATE

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) was introduced for the customer to provide them with quality assured products. ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has several advantages and some of them are discussed under.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has built a framework to make sure that the quality of the product and its services are properly taken care of. By using these standards, the manufacturers and the various service providers can improve the quality of the product and services and in end leading to improve in customer satisfaction a trustful trade.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has a major advantage to it they work to make sure that the product and the services that are being sold in the market must compliance with the authorised Indian standards. This helps the customer to not to buy those substandard products and services that are going to cause harm to their welfare and well-being.

MARKET ACCESS

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes sure that if the manufacturer has compliance with them, they enable the products and services to meet regulatory requirements, facilitating access for the manufacturer with the other domestic and international markets. Certification helps the business to enhance the marketability of products, thus it supports the growth of the product.

CONNECTIVITY AND HARMONY

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) helps to bring connectivity and harmony among the product and the services, thus facilitating integration and operation. This advantage is highly preferable in IT sector, telecommunication, and Infrastructure.

INOVATION

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) standards helps the industries by encouraging them for innovation and adoption of advance technology by providing them a benchmark. This helps in technology development and helps them to progress across various segments of the industries thus helps in driving economic growths and competition among them.

COST SAVING

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) also helps in cost saving. As per the guidelines provided by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) if they follow those rules it will help in streamlining process reduce the wastage and provide knowledge about the optimal usage of resources. Standardization thus helps in cost cutting and help in enhancing performance and increase profitability.

ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) it incorporates some of the requirements related to environmental sustainability. By promoting eco-friendly practice, the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) thus helps in the environment protection and ecofriendly practices

SCOPES OF ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE) CERTIFICATE

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) covers many sectors and activities aimed at promoting customer satisfaction and product quality. So, there are various scope to ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) and some are as under: –

STANDARD DEVELOPMENT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is responsible for the working of the Indian standards which includes development, revising, and maintaining those standards across the various sector such as manufacturing, agriculture, textiles, electronics, and services. These Indian standards were introduced to make sure that the consumers are not provided with the substandard and unsafe products.

CERTIFICATION SERVICE

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) provides certificates to the manufactures and the services provider., verifying that the product they are selling are fully compliance with the Indian standards through the process of testing, inspection, and audit processing etc. Certification helps in gaining the customers confidence.

CONFORMITY ASEESSMENT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) conducts conformity assessment activities to ensure that products, processes, and services meet prescribed standards and regulatory requirements. This process of conformity assessment includes testing, inspection, certification, and accreditation services aimed at verifying compliance with specified criteria

CONSUMER WELFARE.

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) always places a strong emphasis on consumer welfare and protection by ensuring the availability of safe, reliable, and quality products and services in the market. ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification helps in gaining the consumer’s trust. Certification marks issued by ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes sure that the unsafe product does not come to the market and the risk involve in it also reduces the risk of customer dissatisfaction

INDUSTRY SUPPORT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) provides technical support, expertise, to all the departments either they are government, an employ, managers, stakeholders, on matters related quality check, safety and products used. This also helps in bringing new machinery, new methods, and other useful things to the industry.

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) interacts with the foreign market to make sure that the Indian business in the foreign countries also increase. The ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) engages in international cooperation and collaboration with other standardization bodies, regulatory agencies. They make sure that it promotes mutual recognition of certifications

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) undertakes research and development initiatives to support the standardization, promote innovation etc. ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) makes various efforts to bring new technologies to meet evolving market needs and regulatory requirements.

WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE) CERTIFICATE

Entities that manufacture or provide products and services falling within the purview of Indian Standards should typically apply for certification from the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)
Here is a breakdown of who should apply for the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

MANUFACTURERS

Any manufacture who is producing goods under any sector whether it is electronic, textile, and household appliance etc. must be covered by the Indian standards and the companies who are selling these products or services in the market must apply for an ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate this then helps to prove that the product is ensured and the products up for sale are of specified quality and safety standard.

SERVICE PROVIDER

Certain service sector, such as healthcare, information technology, and tourism must require compliance with the required and relevant Indian standards. All the services providers in these industries may need to obtain the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate from ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to demonstrate adherence to the required quality and safety requirements.

IMPORTER

All the importers who are importing their products into India must ensure that the products they are bringing for the sale must meet all the Indian standards. In some cases, the importer requires all they may require from ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate or making a compliance so that they can sell or distribute in the market.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Government agencies and all the public sector organisation which are involved in procurement or regulatory activities may require to make sure that all the products they manufacture and all the services they provide must conform to the Indian standards. These manufacturers and the service providers must apply for the from ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to be eligible for applying for tenders and contracts.

DOCUNMENTS REQUIRED FOR ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE) CERTIFICATION

Before getting an ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate there are various documents required by them and some primary documents are as follows: –

APPLICATION FORM

from ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) provides the manufacturers and service providers with a form which they must fill up with the proper details which includes the product details, material used etc. the document is submitted for the from ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification

TEST REPORTS

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) requires the test reports that are conducted by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certified laboratories. In those reports include all the details about the product quality and product safety.

PRODUCT SAMPLES

For some product the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) requires the product sample they run those product samples through various testes and then generate some reports that states do the product compliances with the necessary Indian standards.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS DOCUMENTS

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) requires the documents which outline the manufacturing process, quality control procedure and the quality management system. this document required by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) includes various details which such as production method, raw material specification and quality control measures etc.

LABELLING AND MARKING DETAILS

Sometimes ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) require the Information regarding labelling requirements, including product markings, the brand name, model number, batch identification, all the safety warnings, etc. these details are required by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to make sure that the product meets the required labelling standards.

MANUFACTURER'S AUTHORIZATION LETTER

If the applicant is not the manufacturer of the product that is to be sold in the Indian market, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) ask for a manufacturer’s authorization letter to confirm consent for the certification process and use of their brand name or trademark. This thus helps in knowing that the authentication of the product.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS) CERTIFICATION

In some cases, certification of the applicant's (QMS)quality management system (e.g., ISO 9001) may be necessary, the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) ask the company for (QMS)quality management system certificate (for certain products) so that they can apply for ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

OTHER REGULATORY APPROVALS

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) requires a Copies of relevant regulatory approvals, all the permits received, all the compulsory licenses, or several certificates obtained from other departments and authorities may be needed to be submitted to demonstrate the compliance with Indian standards.

FEES AND PAYMENTS

The fees for the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate depends upon the type of product. The fess for the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate must be told to the manufacturer with inclusive of GST.

PROCESS OF DOCUMENTATION FOR ISI (INDIAN STANDARD INSTITUTE) CERTIFICATION

ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) typically involves several steps that need to be followed to make ensure compliance with Indian Standards. Here is a general overview of the process:

PRODUCT EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION

For the successful ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate the product is to be evaluated by the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). Evaluation involves quality check and identification of the product.

PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTATION

For the certification the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) provide the company to give them all necessary documents required for the certification process, including application forms, test reports, technical specifications, manufacturing process details, labelling information, and any other relevant documentation. This is we can say is the initial process.

SELECTION OF TESTING LABORATORY

For the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate the company are required to submit the required product to laboratory. The manufactures are required to make sure that the product testing to be done in official recognised laboratories so that the certificates that are deposited must not be rejected.

TESTING AND EVALUATION

The products are required to be submitted to the certified laboratories the product submitted is then run through various test to make sure that the product has compliance with the Indian standards. These testing involves all the quality tests and all the security related test to make sure that the product has no harm to the customer

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

the next step for the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate is to submit all the required documents, test reports and all the other documents they all to be submitted along with the application for ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

BIS after the certificate is submitted to the ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) they then review all the documents that are submitted by the manufacturer and if the documents are correct the file is processed forward and if not, they filing is stopped and company is required to re submit the application

FACTORY INSPECTION (IF APPLICABLE)

In some cases, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) conducts factory inspection to make sure that manufacturers are following all the basic protocols and they are maintaining the quality.

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION

If the product meets all requirements and passes the evaluation process successfully, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) will issue the, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification. The certification may include the ISI mark or other conformity marks indicating compliance with Indian Standards indicating that the product we use is good to go.

SURVEILLANCE AND RENEWAL

After the successful, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification the, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) may conduct periodic surveillance audits or inspections to ensure that the ongoing compliance with standards. Certification typically needs to be renewed periodically as per the specified renewal cycle. And there are fees to be paid for the renewal of the, ISI (Indian Standard Institute)/ BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate.

Sample Lable

STAR RATING

A star rating, ranges from 1 to 5 in the ascending order of energy efficiency is provided to the products registered with BEE. The Star or Energy labelling is based on Standards that prescribe limits on energy performance (usually maximum use or minimum efficiency) based on specified test protocols.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO

Energy efficiency ratio is the ratio marked under the star rating EER is calculated by dividing a chillers’ cooling capacity (kW) by its power input (Watts) at full load conditions. The higher the EER, the more efficient the unit which means the product is more efficient in energy saving.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Just below the energy efficiency ratio there is a column representing the details about the product those details consist of

1. APPLIANCE DETAILS
2. BRAND
3. MODEL / YEAR
4. COOLING CAPACITY AT (100%)
5. COOLING CAPACITY AT (50%)
6. ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
7. COMPRESSOR TYPE
8. HEAT PUMP

BEE REGISTRATION NUMBER

After the details about the product, we see the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) symbol and just below the symbol that symbol is a registration number provide to them by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) that proves the authenticity of the product.