No more manufacturing of Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners without BIS

No more manufacturing of Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners without BIS Certification from January 21 st , any extensions?


In a significant move aimed at enhancing the quality and safetystandards of Bolts, Nuts, and Fasteners, The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued a notification on July 21, 2023. The directive known as The Bolts, Nuts and Fasteners (Quality Control) Order, 2023, mandates that these products must bear the ISI mark for which the manufacturers are required to obtain Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Certification to produce, sell, trade, import, or stock such fasteners.

Extensions Available?

The Quality Control Order is set to take effect 6 months from the date of publication of the notification, which is January 21, 2024 for large and medium industries. Following this date, manufacturers will be required to have the BIS mark i.e. ISI mark on the specified products. No extension has been specified for large enterprises, micro and small enterprises.

Considerations for Small and Micro Industries:

For Small enterprises, as defined under the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), the order will come into force 9 months from the date of publication of the notification. For Micro enterprises, also defined under the same Act, the order will be applicable 12 months from the date of publication.

List of Products:

Sr. No. Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
IS 1363 (Part 1):2019
Hexagon Head Bolts, Screws and Nuts of product Grade C Hexagon Head Bolts (Size Range M 5 to M 64)
IS 1363 (Part 2):2018
Hexagon Head Screw (Size ranges from M 5 to M 64)
IS 1363 (Part 3):2018
Hexagon Head Bolts, Screws and Nuts of product Grade C - Hexagon Nuts (Size Range M5 to M64)
IS 1364 (Part 1):2018
Hexagon Head Bolts, Screws and Nuts of product Grades A and B - Hexagon Head Bolts (Size Range M 1.6 To M 64)
IS 1364 (Part 2):2018
Hexagon Head Bolts, Screws and Nuts of Product Grades A and B - Hexagon Head Screws (Size Range M 1.6 to M 64)
IS 4621:1975
Indicating Bolts for use in public baths and lavatories
IS 5187:1972
Flush Bolts
IS 10238:2001
Fasteners - Threaded Steel Fastener - Step Bolts for Steel Structures
IS 12427:2001
Fasteners - Threaded Steel Fasteners - Hexagon Head Transmission Tower Bolts
IS 3757:1985
High Strength Structural Bolts
IS 204 (Part 2):1992
Tower Bolts- Non-ferrous metals
IS 204 (Part 1):1991
Tower Bolts- Ferrous metals
Stainless Steel Sliding Door Bolts (Aldrops) for use With Padlocks
IS 2681:1993
Non-ferrous metal sliding door bolts (aldrops) for use with padlocks
IS 281:2009
Mild steel sliding door bolts for use with padlocks
IS 7534:1985
Sliding locking bolts for use with padlocks
IS 1284:1975
Wrought Aluminium Alloy Bolt and Screw Stock for General Engineering purposes
IS 15833:2009
Stainless steel Tower Bolts
IS 6623:2004
High Strength Structural Nuts

The Significance of BIS Certification:

BIS Certification, governed by the Bureau of Indian Standards, plays a vital role in ensuring that products meet established quality and compliance standards in India. This certification is not only necessary for legal compliance but also serves to build consumer trust, ensure market safety, and facilitate market access.

Consequences of Non-Compliance:

Non-compliance with the Quality Control Order can have serious consequences. The BIS Act, 2016 prohibits the manufacturing, storing, and selling of non-BIS certified products. Violations may result in imprisonment of up to 2 years or a minimum fine of Rs.2 lakh for the first offence. Subsequent offenses could lead to fines ranging from a minimum of Rs. 5 lakh to up to ten times the value of the goods or articles.

Exempted Categories:

Goods or articles manufactured domestically by an enterprise registered under the “Udyam portal” of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are not subject to the relevant Quality Control Order if the following criteria are met:

  • 1. The enterprise’s investment in plant, machinery, or equipment at the original cost does not exceed twenty-five lakh rupees.
  • 2. The turnover for the previous financial year does not exceed two crore rupees, as certified by a Chartered Accountant.

Additionally, the Quality Control Order does not apply to the following scenarios:

  • 1. Goods or articles manufactured domestically for export.
  • 2. Goods or articles imported as part of any finished good, sub-assembly, or component.
  • 3. Goods or articles imported by a domestic manufacturer for manufacturing products for export.

Withdrawal and Introduction of New Standards:

To stay relevant in the market and uphold top notch quality, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is updating its current standards with new ones. Individuals or entities who were previously certified under the old standards will continue to be recognized. However, once the old standards are phased out, the license holders will be required to get certified under the new standards. This ensures that the BIS keeps pace with industry demands and maintains a commitment to excellence.

The following standards have been withdrawn and newly established:

Indian Standard Date of Establishment Indian Standard Date of Establishment
IS 1363 (Part 1): 2023
9 th October, 2023
IS 1363 (Part 1): 2019
9 th April, 2024
IS 1363 (Part 2): 2023
7 th August, 2023
IS 1363 (Part 2): 2018
7 th September, 2023
IS 1364 (Part 1): 2023
4 th October, 2023
IS 1364 (Part 1): 2018
4 th April, 2024
IS 1364 (Part 2): 2023
28 th September, 2023
IS 1364 (Part 2): 2018
28 th March, 2024


The mandatory BIS certification for bolts, nuts, and fasteners represents a significant step towards enhancing the quality of  these essential components. This initiative not only guarantees consumer safety but also promotes domestic manufacturing, positioning India as a responsible player in the global market. As the compliance deadline approaches, businesses are encouraged to prioritize BIS certification to uphold the integrity and reliability of their products.

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