What is ISI Mark ?
ISI mark is a certification mark for industrial products in India.
The mark certifies that a product confirms to the Indian Standard, developed by the Bureau
of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India. The ISI mark is by far the most
recognized certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The name ISI is an abbreviation of Indian
Standards Institute, the former name of the Bureau of Indian Standards. The ISI mark is mandatory for
certifying products to be sold in India, like many of the appliances and products.
General Procedure from Filing till Grant (ISI Mark)
Applicant has to fulfil all necessary list of documents given by BIS at the time submission of application.
The documents and application are scrutinized by BIS for rejection/acceptance.
In case documents are incomplete, BIS office seeks more information from applicant and then application
is accepted to move to the next step. BIS inform applicant for required actions from time to time.
Applicant has to take respective action on the same.
Preliminary visit / Pre-Audi
This is generally held onsite wherein again officer from BIS ask applicant for some
more action required to be taken if any. Applicant has to fulfil the same within a prescribed time limit
given by BIS office. Applicant has to appoint team for conducting audit activities. The appointed team has
to submit audit report.
If audit report is found unsatisfactory then the application is rejected and
file is closed. If audit report requires more actions, audit team has to take respective actions
which are if satisfactory after taking follow up application will be recommended for award of licence.
Grant of Licence and Surveillance
The licence is granted after complying with Audit Report. After grant, licence
surveillance will be held by BIS. Applicant and audit team has to follow given rule and norms as per
standards periodically from time to time.
Renewal of Licence
Applicant needs to renew the licence by paying fees and submitting required
documents in prescribed time limits defined by BIS. Applicant/audit team has to keep all required
documents and records ready for update from time to time.