Scheme for Testing and Inspection

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The Scheme of Testing and Inspection ( STI ) is a document which specifies the control over production process which the firm is required to exercise for operating the certification marks licence. This is prepared by BIS in consultation with the first applicant for the product. For subsequent applications, the applicability of the available STI is reviewed and changes made if necessary.

The STI contains, inter alia the following provisions:

a) Markings to be applied on the product and the method of applying the Standard Mark

b) Definition of control unit

c) The levels of control to be applied

d) acceptance criteria, control unit wise

e) Frequency of sampling and tests on raw materials, in process materials and finished products

g) Directions to licensees in event of quality related problems

h) A clause requiring free replacement of goods in case a complaint is established bonafide.

For further information please contact : Director ( Central Marks )