A RAID was conducted by a team of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Nagpur Branch recently at the premises of Shreeji Enterprises, Plot No 26, CGHS Layout, near Gajanan Dham, Sahakar Nagar. During the raid, Shreeji Enterprises was found engaged in misuse of BIS certification mark popularly known as ISI mark on the product ‘packaged drinking water (PDW)’ which comes under the mandatory certification scheme of BIS and made mandatory by Government of India.
The packaged drinking water manufacturer was found manufacturing 20 litre PET jars with Bureau of Indian Standards certification mark without having valid license, informs a press release issued here. BIS appeals to general consumers to share information about misuse of ISI mark to Bureau of Indian Standards, Nagpur Branch office on phone numbers (Ph: 0712-2540807, 0712-2565171) or email: [email protected], [email protected] Although, the scheme itself is voluntary in nature, the Government of India, on consideration of public health and safety, security, infrastructure requirements and mass consumption has enforced mandatory certification on various products through orders issued from time to time under various Acts.
However, packaged drinking water is under mandatory certification vide notification issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. In order to ensure enhanced consumer safety and compliance to statutory provisions, some products like gas cylinders, regulators and valves, BIS certification scheme requires each lot or batch to be inspected by BIS certification officers before release of the product.