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Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS)

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS): India’s Authority for Quality and Standardization

An Introduction to BIS

Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) is a statuary body established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

BIS has been identified as the “National Standard Body of India” and is regulated under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public distribution and Government of India.

The main objective of BIS is to carry out standard developments, product certifications, training services, etc.

However, the primary and dominant objective of BIS is to formulate Indian standards for product certification.

Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, formerly known as DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology), introduced a scheme called CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) in 2012

This scheme was specifically implemented for electronics and IT products. It aimed to regulate and mandate the registration of such products.

The scheme then covered first 15 electronics and IT products under the phase I. At present, there are more than 70 products notified under the scheme.

Any product that falls under the purview of the scheme is required to undergo mandatory in-country testing in accordance with the relevant Indian standards.

Following successful testing, the product goes through a streamlined registration process until the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) assigns a unique registration number.

Who can apply?

Applicant in CRS-BIS scheme is the manufacturers located inside and outside the country and engage in the manufacturing of end products notified in BIS will apply for BIS registration which conform to Indian Standards. As per the order, no person shall manufacturer, import, store, sell or distribute the goods which do not conform to Indian standards specified in the order, but can only bear BIS standard mark with issued registration number post registration of particular model/product.

Notified product categories

Products covered underImplementation date
Phase I03rd July 2013
Phase II13th Sept 2015
Phase III23rd May 2018
Phase IV01st Apr 2021
Phase V01st Oct 2021
Ministry of New and renewable energy31st Mar 2019
Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprise11th Nov 2022
Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizer12th Dec 2021 for Ortho Phosphoric acid 24th Jun 22 for Polyphosphoric acid

Types Of BIS Approvals

Our BIS Services For You

Authorized Indian Representative (AIR)

Overseas manufacturers are required to have a local representative in India and to tackle the disputed or concerns arise at the of BIS submission. AIR has to be available at the time of any queries to answer on the behalf of foreign manufacturers.

The following entities can be appointed:

Local/branch/liaison office of foreign manufacturer in India

Local/branch/liaison office of brand owner in India

Local importer/distributer having marketing tie up with factory or brand

Entire documentation related to the Registration process.

Support as an Authorized Indian (Local) Representative for the Foreign Manufacturing Unit

Support and co-ordinate for the Registration of the Manufacturer with BIS
Testing of the Product from the BIS Accredited Lab as per the required Standard.

Liaise with Lab for all technical issues and ensuring completion of tests on time and accurately (team has sound technical knowledge of standards and testing)

Liaison with BIS for the submission of application and other documents.
Sending pre-registration request and co-ordinate for the necessary documentation.

Online submission of application.

Visits to BIS office, Agreement/Documents signing, Affidavit.
Co-ordinate/draft clarification reply to BIS to address queries raised by BIS, from time to time.

Support any additional miscellaneous/incidental works like customs clearance of samples, etc throughout the approval process.


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