Wardha: City branch of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), on Friday conducted a raid at Saundarya Tile Corporations in Solad village on Yavatmal Highway in Wardha District and seized the tiles with bogus BIS Mark commonly known as ISI Mark.
The sleuths of BIS received secret information about the firm, engaged in misuse of BIS certification mark on the products like cement concrete flooring tiles, which comes under the voluntary certification scheme of BIS.
The accused firm owner was found manufacturing cement concrete flooring tiles with BIS certification mark without having valid license to the said premises. Around 510 nos of cement concrete flooring tiles-grey colour (Brand Name: ST) and around 1500 nos of red colour tiles (same brand).
The accused firm will face legal actions as per the provision of BIS Act 2016.
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 misuse of ISI mark to BIS Nagpur Branch Office on phone Nos. 0712-2540807, 0712-2565171 or on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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 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.