The Chhattisgarh

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Misuse of ISI Mark

From time to time BIS receives complaints on misuse of ISI mark. On receipt of such complaints, investigations followed by raids are carried out. Thereafter, prosecution is   launched against the offender(s) in the Court of law having jurisdiction over the matter. For launching prosecution regarding the misuse of ISI mark, testing of the sample of the product is not required.

State wise number of search and seizure operations carried out during last four years is at Annexure.

Scheme-I is the Conformity Assessment scheme for Grant of licence to use or apply Standard Mark (ISI) on goods and articles as per Indian Standard. This scheme is governed by the provisions of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. For licences so granted, performance is assessed through factory surveillance at periodic intervals. During the surveillance, Product samples may also be drawn and sent to third party laboratory for checking conformance to relevant standard. In addition, samples of the product bearing BIS standard mark are also purchased from the market and got tested at third party laboratory for checking conformance to relevant standard.

Based on the non-conformance if any, observed from the test report, actions are initiated against manufacturer, depending on frequency of failure and considering performance of licence previously.

During the last four years, number of licences cancelled because of failure of sample in testing were as under:

Year Number of licences cancelled Number of licences cancelled because of sample failure
     
2015-16 220 60
2016-17 351 97
2017-18 348 65
2018-19 219 21

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Lok Sabha today.

  

ANNEXURE

STATE-WISE AND YEAR-WISE STATEMENT OF RAIDS CONDUCTED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND CURRENT YEAR (upto 08 July 2019).

State 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)
Andhra Pradesh 03 04
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam 01
Bihar 01 05
Chandigarh (UT)
Chhattisgarh 03 03 04
Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT)
Daman & Diu (UT)
Delhi (UT) 12 08 12 2
Goa 01
Gujarat 10 14 21 4
Haryana 15 06 06 2
Himachal Pradesh 1 01
Jammu & Kashmir 03
Jharkhand 01 01 04
Karnataka 02 02 09
Kerala 01 02 02
Lakshadweep (UT)
Madhya Pradesh 06 03 06 1
Maharashtra 06 04 07 1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha 02 02 03
Puducherry (UT)
Punjab 03 07 04 3
Rajasthan 12 06 09
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu 15 15 13 1
Telangana 05 6 04
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh 06 03 03
Uttarakhand 05
West Bengal 06 08
Total 114 89 124 14
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