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BIS is the National Standard Body of India operating under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Health and Public Distribution. BIS is established under the BIS Act, 2016 for smooth progression of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BIS operates “ISI Marking Scheme” which is a Product Certification Scheme to raise the quality of products and provide common consumers access to the benefits of standardization. Each product or package must bear the ISI mark after grant of license, which will be indicated by a CM/L number. ISI mark must be stated on the test certificate if it cannot be physically applied to the product or packaging.

Who can apply for ISI Marking Certification?

Indian manufacturer of products

Types of ISI Marking Certification

Mandatory Certification: Products are brought under mandatory certification by the Central Government as per the provision of BIS Act, 2016 or other Acts. If the product falls under the mandatory list, it is compulsory for the manufacturer to get a BIS license.

Voluntary Certification: The BIS certification scheme is basically voluntary in nature. If the product does not fall under the mandatory list, it is voluntary for the manufacturer to get a BIS license. Any manufacturer who is certain that his product will be able to meet the BIS standard may submit an application for product certification on voluntarily basis.


Normal Procedure:

  • Preparation and submission of application
  • On-site factory inspection
  • Sample/s drawn by the inspector and sent for independent testing in a BIS approved lab. In-house lab testing is also conducted and this test report is sent for verification.
  • Grant of license

Simplified Procedure:

  • Preparation and submission of application
  • Manufacturer gets the sample/s tested in a BIS approved lab
  • On-site factory inspection
  • Sample/s drawn by the inspector and sent for independent testing in a BIS approved lab. In-house lab testing is also conducted and this test report is sent for verification.
  • Grant of license- Temporary license is issued on the basis of above point. Once the independent test report is received a permanent certificate is issued.

List of mandatory product categories

There are more than 381 products which require mandatory ISI Marking Certification and are applicable to all Indian manufacturers. We have listed below a few of them.

  • Cement
  • Household Electrical Goods
  • Batteries
  • Food and related products
  • Oil pressure stoves
  • Automobile accessories
  • Cylinders, Valves and Regulators
  • Medical Equipment
  • Steel and Iron Products
  • Electrical Transformers
  • Electrical Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Chemicals & Fertilizers, Polymers & Textiles
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Domestic Water Heaters for use with LPG
  • Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls
  • Sewing Machine
  • Plugs and Socket-Outlets and Alternating Current Direct Connected Static Prepayment Meters for Active Energy
  • Domestic Gas Stoves for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases
  • Transparent Float Glass
  • Domestic Pressure Cooker
  • Cables
  • Rubber Hose for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Non-Electric Toys
  • Electric Toys
  • Flat Transparent Sheet Glass
  • Safety Glass
  • Woven Sacks
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Bicycle Reflectors
  • Paper
  • Cattle Feeds
  • Automobile Wheel Rim Component
  • Footwear
  • Press Tool-Punches
  • Refrigerating Appliances
  • Helmet for riders of Two-Wheeler Motor Vehicles
  • Centrifugally cast (Spun) iron pipes
  • Flux Cored (Tubular) Electrodes
  • Sewing Machine
  • Water treatment system
  • Jute bag

Registration Authority

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

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