New Delhi (NVI): The Central government today cut down the annual marking fee to get a new Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) license and certification by 50 per cent for micro-industry, start-ups and women entrepreneurs.
It also said the services of BIS are now made available free of cost to everyone and can be downloaded from the standardisation port of e-BIS.
Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, PK Tiwari said several steps have been taken to ease the compliance burden on the stakeholders like Automation of entire process of certification, including grant of license, renewal of license, and inclusion is automated through Manak Online Portal of e-BIS, Strict timelines for the disposal of applications and real-time basis monitoring of compliance, Introduction of the system of automatic renewal of licenses, Substantial reduction in the Minimum Marking fee i.e 50% for Micro industry and start-ups and women entrepreneurs and old licence holders will also get additional 10% rebate, More than 80 percent products being brought under Simplified Procedure.
“This means license for the manufacturing of these products will be granted within a period of one month, System of consultation with applicants introduced at the stage of Scrutiny of Application to avoid delay in processing,” he added.
He informed that as a result of these initiatives, it has been possible to dispose of more than 90 percent applications within the prescribed timeframe.
Addressing the media, he said, “The services of BIS standards are now available free of cost for everyone.”
Briefing about the LIMS system, he said to make the laboratory operations more efficient, following steps have been taken like Development of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to automate the entire process of testing of product samples in BIS and recognized private labs, LIMS ensure tracking of the progress of each and every sample on real-time basis, Integration of LIMS with Manak Online and CRS portals, Automation of Laboratory Recognition Scheme, Integration of the accreditation and recognition processes of NABL and BIS, Renovation of BIS lab infrastructure, Plan of action for expansion and upgradation of testing facilities based on a scientific gap analysis.
DG BIS also briefed about the guidelines issued for setting up cluster-based laboratories and satellite laboratories.