BIS Officials Conducted a Raid on a Packaged Drinking Water Unit that was Using a Fake ISI Mark

On May 1, a group of officials from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in Taramani carried out a search and seizure operation at an unauthorized packaged drinking water bottling plant in Alamathi Village, Ponneri taluk.

The raid was conducted based on information suggesting a potential violation of the BIS Act, of 2016.

A raid was conducted where a total of 1782 2 Litre PET bottles, 11616 1 Litre PET bottles, 9600 500 ml PET bottles, and 10465 300 ml PET bottles filled with ‘packaged drinking water’ and labeled with fake ISI marks were seized.

Additionally, approximately 258,000 labels marked with fake ISI marks were also seized.

According to a statement from BIS, the manufacturer does not have a valid BIS licence and has violated Section 17 of the BIS Act 2016 by using fake ISI marks on PET bottles.

Packaged Drinking Water, BIS

The offender will face consequences, which may include custody for up to two years or a fine of at least Rs. 2 lakhs.

The fine may also be up to 10 times the value of the goods or articles produced, sold, offered for sale, or marked with a Standard Mark, as stated in Section 29 of the BIS Act, 2016 for the first offense.

To confirm the validity of the BIS Standard mark, individuals can utilize the ‘BIS Care App’ mobile application. If the ISI mark is being misused, the public can report it by contacting the BIS Chennai Branch Office at CIT Campus, 4th Cross Road, Taramani, Chennai-600113, or by emailing


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