BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways - providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.

Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry, BIS is involved in various activities as given below:


  1. Standards Formulation

  2. Product Certification Scheme

  3. Compulsory Registration Scheme

  4. Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme

  5. Hall Marking Scheme

  6. Laboratory Services

  7. Laboratory Recognition Scheme

  8. Sale of Indian Standards

  9. Consumer Affairs Activities

  10. Promotional Activities

  11. Training Services, National & International level

  12. Information Services

BIS has its Headquarters at New Delhi and its 05 Regional Offices (ROs) are at Kolkata (Eastern), Chennai (Southern), Mumbai (Western), Chandigarh (Northern) and Delhi (Central). Under the Regional Offices are the Branch Offices (BOs) located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, BhopaSl, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Parwanoo, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Durgapur, Jamshedpur and Vishakhapatnam, which offer certification services to the industry and serve as effective link between State Governments, industries, technical institutions, consumer organization etc. of the respective region.