BIS sleuths seize large quantity of PVC insulated cables with “fake ISI-mark’’

April 1, 2021

The ‘Search and Seizure’ operation was carried out with the help of local police. During the operation, it was found that cables were using ISI mark without having a valid license and spurious license numbers, which is in violation of the Sections 11, 14(6) or 14(8), 15, 17 of the BIS Act, 2016, says a release from BIS.

The ‘Search and Seizure’ operation was carried out with the help of local police. During the operation, it was found that cables were using ISI mark without having a valid license and spurious license numbers, which is in violation of the Sections 11, 14(6) or 14(8), 15, 17 of the BIS Act, 2016, says a release from BIS.

Sleuths of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) seized huge quantity of PVC insulated cables from Tara Cable Industries, Group Industrial Area, Wazirpur, Delhi, on Thursday with fake ISI-Mark.
The ‘Search and Seizure’ operation was carried out with the help of local police. During the operation, it was found that cables were using ISI mark without having a valid license and spurious license numbers, which is in violation of the Sections 11, 14(6) or 14(8), 15, 17 of the BIS Act, 2016, says a release from BIS.

The release said, electricity-related mishaps are generally caused due to increase in load, fatigued installations, degraded insulation, and poor maintenance.
However, according to data from the International Copper Association -India, about a quarter of such mishaps could be attributed to code violation, inadequate wire sizing, and incompetent wire sizing.
The amount of cables seized makes it one of the biggest such operations in recent years in the national capital.
This offence is punishable under BIS Act 2016 which includes fine or imprisonment up to one year or both. The Act also provides for forfeiture of any property in respect of which contravention has taken place. Legal action, including launching of prosecution against the offender is being initiated by BIS.
BIS cautions the general public very often, in their own interest and advises the public to be vigilant while purchasing ISI marked products since large quantity of spuriously ISI marked products are being continuously pushed into the markets by unscrupulous elements.
BIS has also launched an App wherein information about varieties of products covered under the BIS and its licensees are available.
In case of any misuse of ISI mark is detected and reported to BIS, prompt and timely action is taken by the Bureau for carrying out search & seizure operations and launching prosecution against the offenders under Sections 11, 14(6) or 14(8), 15, 17 of BIS Act, 2016, the release added.
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