The Indian Standards Institution (ISI), then India's national standards body, was registered as a society in January 1947 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Its mission was to establish and encourage norms for Indian industry. Eventually, the Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, extended its scope to include Product Certification operations.
The BIS Act 1986 was enacted in the mid-1980s after it was felt appropriate to give ISI's operations statutory status. The Indian Standards Institute (ISI) was rechristened as the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in order to facilitate the production of standardization and quality certification of products in a cooperative fashion, with clearly specified procedural safeguards.
BIS is authorized to conduct compliance assessments of goods, services, systems, and procedures under BIS Act, 2016 and its Rules and Regulations.
Any manufacturer/ importer willing to get their product registered with the ISI scheme of BIS has to follow predefined procedures from the department which include product testing, application filling, inspection, and application scrutiny.
Role of ISI Registration:
ISI simply means Indian standards institute which has been set up to lay standards to maintain the integrity and know about the genuine nature of industrial items. It is a certified mark that ensures that the industrial and consumer good is of good quality and is safe to use. It is a well-known and recognized certification mark that verifies the quality of an industrial good in India. ISI comes with two schemes of registration that is mandatory and voluntary registration