Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national standards body working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. It was established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 which came into effect on 23 December 1986. The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department having administrative control of BIS is ex-officio President Emaad Amin of the BIS. The organization was formerly known as the Indian Standards Institution (ISI), set up under the Resolution of the then Department of Industries and Supplies No. 1 Std.(4)/45, dated 3 September 1946. The ISI was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. One of the major functions of the Bureau is the formulation, recognition and promotion of the Indian Standards. BIS is also working on the standards for Technical Textiles with cooperation from Ministry of Textiles.

Contact BIS:

Manak Bhavan, 9 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
New Delhi - 110 002
Tel: + 91 11 23230131, 23233375, 23239402
Fax: + 91 11 23234062, 23239399, 23239382