Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. It is established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 which came into effect on 23 December 1986.The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department having administrative control of the BIS is the ex-officio President of the BIS.
The organisation was formerly the Indian Standards Institution (ISI), set up under the Resolution of the Department of Industries and Supplies No. 1 Std.(4)/45, dated 3 September 1946. The ISI was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
- The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was established in year 1947 (now Bureau of Indian Standards) with the objective of harmonious development of standardization activity in India.
- The product certification scheme of BIS aims at Providing Third party Guarantee of Quality, safety and reliability.
- Standard Mark on a product is an assurance of conformity .
- The conformity is ensured by regular surveillance of the licensee’s performance by surprise inspections and testing of samples, drown both from the market and factory.
BIS Activities :
- Standards Formulation
- Training , etc.