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Updated on 29 Sep 2020  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

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 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 productsdelivered 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 important points of ISI mark certification are as follows –

  • 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.

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Required Documents for ISI certification

The documents required for ISI certification are given below –
  1. Identity proof of the applicant (Any one of the following documents)

  2. Aadhar card

    PAN card

    Voter identity card


    Photo bank ATM card

    Arms license

    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

  3. Self-certified copy authenticating the firm’s premises (not older than 3 months) (Any one of the following documents)

  4. Sales tax/VAT registration

    Income tax assessment order

    Insurance policy

    Property tax receipt

    Electricity bill

    Telephone bill

    Water bill

    Gas connection

    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

  5. Self-certified copy of firm establishment (Any one of the following documents)

  6. 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)

  7. Additional documents required to be submitted are as follows –

  8. 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 certification –
    • 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 certification –
    • 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 certification.
    • 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 mark products.
  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.

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