Saturday, September 27, 2008

(Updated on 21 05 2007)
The applicant has the option to choose any of the following two procedures for grant of BIS licence:

i) Normal Procedure – In the normal procedure, the applicant is required to submit the filled in application along with required documents and requisite fee to the nearest BIS branch office. Subsequently, after recording of the application, a preliminary factory evaluation is carried out by BIS officer to ascertain the capability of the applicant/manufacturer to produce goods according to the relevant Indian Standard and to verify the availability of complete testing facility and competent technical personnel. Samples are tested in the factory and also drawn for independent testing. Grant of licence is considered by BIS provided the samples pass during independent testing, preliminary evaluation is satisfactory and the applicant agrees to operate the defined Scheme of Testing & Inspection and pay the prescribed marking fee. For details, click here.

ii) Simplified Procedure – In the simplified procedure, applicant is required to furnish the test report(s) of the sample(s) got tested by him in the BIS approved laboratories, along with the application. If the test report(s) and other documents are found satisfactory, a verification visit is carried out by BIS. The licence is granted thereafter if the verification report is found satisfactory. The applicant also has the option to get the documents and other details as specified in the application, certified by a Chartered Engineer and submit the same to BIS. The licence then shall be granted after scrutiny of the documents and report submitted by Chartered Engineer. By this procedure the licence is expected to be granted within 30 days of receipt of application by BIS, provided all required documents are furnished and found satisfactory. For details, click here.

Note 1: Simplified procedure is available for all products except certain items under mandatory certification like gas cylinders, valves, regulators, cement, etc.

Note 2: If any licence granted as per simplified procedure is cancelled in the event of failure of verification samples, the fresh application shall only be considered as per normal procedure.

Note 3: All India first licence for any product shall be granted as per normal procedure only.

Note 4: There is a separate scheme for Foreign Manufacturers (click here) and Indian Importers (click here).


for foreign manufacturers
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New Application form for ISI Licence

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What is the basic difference between Natural Mineral Water and Packaged Drinking Water ?
If the water is drawn from natural source, confirms to composition listed under IS:13428:1998, Amendment 1-5 upto 15th October 2004 and is bottled WITHOUT ALTERING the composition , falls under Natural Mineral Water.

In packaged drinking water, any of the processes of filtration / disinfection listed under is:14543:2004 can be utilized, altering the composition of subject water & finally , bottling it.