ISI Marking Mandatory for 15 More Steel Products
23 February 2016
In a bid to enhance quality control in the steel industry, the Centre has made ISI mark mandatory for 15 more steel and steel products, including mild steel wire rods, cold reduced low carbon and hot rolled carbon sheets and strips.
The order will come into force from March 18, 2016.
The ministry of steel has notified additional 15 steel and steel products to conform to the relevant Indian standards and for compulsory certification by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) through steel and steel products quality control order 2015.
“Any manufacture or store for sale, sale or distribution of steel and steel products listed in the quality control order, which do not conform to the specified standards and do not bear mark of the BIS, is prohibited," said BIS spokesperson.
With this notification, there will now be 35 steel and steel products, including mild steel wire rods, cold reduced low carbon and hot rolled carbon sheets and strips under compulsory certification by BIS.
According to new notification, all domestic as well as foreign manufacturers of steel and steel products are being covered under the quality control order. Moreover, they will have to make an application to the BIS for obtaining the license and to maintain it thereafter for use of the mark of BIS.
Source : business-standard.com