ISI Mark Certification In India
ISI stands for Indian standards institute (Previous name of Bureau of Indian standards). ISI mark is a
mark for industrial products in India. This mark is considered as a sign of quality & safety created by the
bureau of Indian standards (BIS), the national standard body of India. It is mandatory for certain
ISI Certification products which comprises of electrical appliances like switches, wiring cables, heaters, electric motors, kitchen appliances etc. It is also displayed on products like LPG values, LPG cylinders, Portland cement, automotive tires etc. ISI mark ensures that item or a product is compliant with the quality standards set by Bureau of Indian standards. It contains 7 digit license number known as CM/L number (CM/L – XXXXXXX) which is mandatory for all ISI marks. If ISI mark is present but CM/L number is not mentioned on the product, it is a punishable offense under law. The main objective of Bureau of Indian standards is to ensure that the products delivered to the customers are safe for use and contains best quality. ISI mark is granted to a product after testing the same in the approved laboratory of BIS.
Important Points Of ISI Mark Certification
The seller must mention on the bill that the product is ISI certified.
In case you find that the quality of the product is not up to the mark, do a complaint in BIS.
Bureau of Indian standards always keep a check on the manufacturers to know that whether they are
following the ISI guidelines or not.
In case of complaint against a manufacturer, the investigation is done by the bureau of Indian standards
for 3 months.
What Is Included In Our Package?
Required Documents For ISI Certification
The documents required for ISI certification are given below –
Required Documents For ISI Certification
1. Identity proof of the applicant (Any one of the following documents)
Voter identity card
Photo bank ATM card
Photo credit card
CGHS/ECHS photo card
Kisaan photo passbook
Freedom fighter photo card
Pensioner photo card
Photo ID issued by recognized educational institution
Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by state government
Identity certificate with photo issued by gazetted officer on official letterhead
2. Self-certified copy authenticating the firm’s premises (not older than 3 months) (Any one of the
Sales tax/VAT registration
Income tax assessment order
Property tax receipt
Bank statement/Pass book containing the address of the sales outlet
Rent agreement with last rent receipt or sale/lease deed agreement
Registration with state government authority trade licenses
3. Self-certified copy of firm establishment (Any one of the following documents)
Registration certificate issued by company registrar
Registration with state government authority
Registered partnership deed (In case of partnership firm)
Certificate from chartered accountant (In case of proprietorship firm)
4. Additional documents required to be submitted are as follows –
Premises location map from some nearest prominent landmark
Agreement of Rs.100 on non-judicial stamp paper in the prescribed format.
Procedure Of ISI Mark Certification
There are two procedures of ISI mark certification –
Normal procedure – In the normal procedure, the following steps are taken in order to get ISI
In the first step, applicant needs to fill and submit the application form, required documents, along
with the prescribed fees to the nearest BIS branch.
After submitting the application, BIS officials visit the applicant’s factory to oversee faculties and
manufacturing processes. BIS officials check the accuracy of the manufacturing process as well as the
manufacturer’s capability to produce adequate amount of products.
In the third step, products are sent for laboratory testing. After testing the product, report is released
by the laboratory.
If the reports are found satisfactory, ISI certification is granted to the company.
Simplified procedure- In the simplified procedure, the following steps are taken in order to get ISI
In the first step, applicant needs to take product to the testing laboratory in order to furnish the test
report. It must be a BIS approved laboratory and the sample should be along with the application for
After declaration of the report, if result is found satisfactory along with other documents, BIS pays a
visit to the applicant’s factory.
After paying the visit and finding that the process is fully complaint with ISI standards, BIS grants the
certification to the company. The applicant must attest the application and other documents from a
chartered engineer and submit it to BIS to get ISI certificate.
Benefits Of ISI Mark Certification
1. It ensures better quality and safety
2. It ensures better customer satisfaction
3. It provides you better business opportunities.
4. Products with ISI mark gives better performance and a long service life in comparison to without ISI
5. It guarantees that manufacturer has followed all certification guidelines.
6. Reduction in rejection & losses
7. Less resource wastage such as raw material, labour etc.