Procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods

Procedure for ISI Certification
| Updated: Jun 07, 2022 | Category: ISI Certification

In India, ISI Certification is vital because it provides a quality mark that describes the product’s grade and ISI Mark depicts the safety & trust of the product. For certain products, ISI Certification is compulsory before being sold in the Indian market. This certification proves that an electrical item or appliance is safe to use. But in this blog, we are going to discuss the procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods.

What is ISI Mark?

Before discussing the procedure for ISI Certification, let’s understand the meaning of the ISI Mark; this mark has been a standards-compliance mark for industrial products in India since 1955. The mark certified that a product conforms to an Indian Standard (IS) introduced by the BIS. The ISI Certification Mark is one of India’s most recognised certification marks. This mark is mandatory for Household Electrical Goods and in the case of other products, this mark is optional.

Benefits of ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods

Following are the benefits of an ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods:

  1. An ISI marked household electrical product certifies its quality to its customers;
  2. An ISI marked household electrical product guarantees bother better performance & longer shelf-life;
  3. It gives a new push to quality control, safety, standardisation, and reliability of the product for the customers;
  4. It reduces the losses in Business and product rejection;
  5. If the customer is not happy with the product’s quality with the ISI Mark, the company will give the customer a new & fresh product in return to it;

Important points to know before starting the procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods

Following are some key points to know before starting the procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods:

  • The BIS regularly monitors all the manufacturers of such products;
  • The seller must state details of the ISI Mark Certification on every invoice of purchased products;
  • If the product or item is not of good quality, anyone can file a complaint to BIS;
  • The BIS Officer requires 3 months to inspect a complaint filed against a manufacturer.

Documents Required for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods

Following are some vital documents you need to arrange before the procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods:

  1. Complete address of the registered manufacturing unit;
  2. Complete details of all the Household Electrical Goods used for testing;
  3. Indian residency proof;
  4. Copy of the test report of the sample by a BIS certified internal lab;
  5. Detailed layout plan of the factory;
  6. Product drawing;
  7. Bank statement of the company;
  8. Latest utility bills such as electricity bills, mobile bills, etc.;
  9. Flow chart followed in the manufacturing process;
  10. All the details regarding machinery installed;
  11. Certificate copy from the Regulatory Authority;
  12. Details  of the raw material being used;
  13. Details of packaging such as the product size, quantity, storage facility, etc.;
  14. Trademark Registration Certificate (if available);
  15. Information on quality control staff.

Procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods in India

Following is the procedure for ISI Certification for Household Electrical Goods:

Step 1: Select the Product Code: First, the applicant must find and choose an ISI product code for their product.

Step 2: Filing Application: After choosing the product code, then the next step is to the filing of an application, and for this, Form-V is filed as an application for getting ISI Certification along with the prescribed fees. Further, the applicant needs to pay audit fees in addition to the Registration fees for further inspection.

Step 3: Inspection: The next step in the procedure for ISI Certification is the inspection of the factory premise by the BIS Officer. The BIS Officer and their inspection team will visit the factory premises. The inspection team will examine the manufacturing process & quality control of the applicant’s factory. The BIS Officer will collect samples and send the samples for testing in a BIS certified lab.

Step 4: Sample Report: The applicant must get the report of the product sample from the certified lab and submit it to BIS.

Step 5: Issuance of Certificate: Once the procedure for ISI Certification and verification of the submitted documents, reports and application is completed, the BIS Authority[1] will issue ISI Certification. Generally, the procedure for ISI Certification takes around 30 days of time, starting from the submission date of the application. Moreover, the validity of the ISI Certificate is for one year and the same is qualified to get renewed after the expiry. To get a renewed ISI Certificate, the applicant must file an application duly certified by a Practicing Chartered Accountant.

Penalty for Misusing an ISI Mark

If a producer or a manufacturer of Household Electrical Goods counterfeits a registered mark, then the manufacturer or producer of the product will be subjected to a penalty of Rs. 50,000/- and imprisonment for up to 1 year.

Conclusion

ISI Certification in India is compulsory for the manufacturer of products and a product having ISI ensures that the product or item is safe to use. The mark gives assurance to the customer that the product/item is of good quality. However, ISI helps maintain a perfect relationship between the customer & manufacturer.

Read our Article:What are the Types of ISI Certification Marks Issued for Different Products in India?

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