A raid was conducted by team of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Nagpur Branch, on Friday, 20 November 2020 at the premises of M/s Shreeji Enterprises, 26, CGHS Layout, Near Gajanan Dham, Sahakar Nagar, Nagpur – 440025.
During the raid, the above firm was found engaged in manufacturing of 20 Litres PET Jars of “Packaged Drinking Water (PDW)” without BIS Certification mark popularly known as ISI Mark and valid license No. on the product.
The “Packaged Drinking Water (PDW)” is under the mandatory certification vide Notification No. G.S.R. 760 ( E) dated 29th September 2000 issued by Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Department of Health, Govt. of India and as per section 2 (ii) of the Notification which reads as “No person shall manufacture, sell or exhibit for sale Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) except under the Bureau of Indian Standards Certification Mark”, i.e. No manufacturer (s) can produce Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) without BIS Certification mark, popularly known as ISI Mark under a valid license.
Further appropriate legal actions as per the provisions of BIS Act 2016 shall be initiated against the M/s Shreeji Enterprises, 26 CGHS Layout, near Gajanan Dham , Sahakar Nagar, Nagpur- 440025 (non-licensee) and its partners/proprietors.
It is hereby informed to general public that ” Do Not use or consume 20 litres PET Jars of PDW Processed and packed by M/s Shreeji Enterprises, 26, CGHS Layout, Near Gajanan Dham, Sahakar Nagar, Nagpur – 440025, Customer Care No. 9730015666 and Brand – OXYNIZER as these are spuriously manufactured without following BIS norms and relevant Indian Standards.
It is suggested that consumers should ascertain the genuineness of the ISI marked products before purchase by visiting BIS website https://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, 0712-2957266 or on e-mail: 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.
List of Products under Compulsory Certification and Notifications/Quality Control Orders issued by Govt. of India is available on BIS website under the link – https://bis.gov.in/index.php/product certification/products-under-compulsory-certification/scheme-i-mark-scheme/