Nagpur: A raid was conducted by a team of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Nagpur Branch, on Friday, 12 July 2019 at the premises of M/s Shreeji Enterprises, Plot No. 26, CGHS Layout, Near Gajanan Dham, Sahakar Nagar, Nagpur.
During the raid, the above firm 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 Govt. of India. The PDW manufacturer was found manufacturing 20 Litre PET jars with BIS certification mark without having valid license to the said premises, details of 20 litres found is as under:
|Details of material being manufactured||Quantity seized||Identification mark/Brand used|
|1||20 Litres PDW PET Jars with ISI mark, C/ML No. 2869179,Processed and packed byM/s Shreeji Enterprises,||52 filled, packed and sealed||Brand –“Manjusha” IS 14543 ISI MARKC/ML No. 2914360|
Further appropriate legal actions as per the provisions of BIS Act 2016 shall be initiated against the M/s Shreeji Enterprises. It is for information to the general public and particularly 20 litres PDW jar users that “Not to use/consume PDW jars with above-indicated Brands and License No.”
It is suggested that consumers should ascertain the genuineness of the ISI marked products before purchase by visiting BIS website http://www.bis.org.in.
BIS hereby appeals to general consumers to share information about the misuse of ISI mark to BIS Nagpur Branch Office on phone Nos. 0712-2540807, 0712-2565171 or on e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Although, the scheme itself is voluntary in nature, the Government of India, on considerations 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, PDW is under mandatory certification vide notification issued by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Govt. of India.
In order to ensure enhanced consumer safety & 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.