A team of Officials from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mumbai Branch, conducted an Enforcement Search and Seizure operation on 23.02.2022 at premises of M/s. GEE Limited Kalyan-Bhiwandi Road, Thane, to check the violation of Quality Control Order on “Flux Cored (Tubular) Electrodes for Gas Shielded and Self-Shielded Metal Welding of Carbon or Carbon-Manganese Steel” as per IS 15769.
During the raid at the premises of M/s. GEE Limited was found violating the Quality Control Order S.O. 1203(E) dated 12.03.2021. About = 174 nos of boxes (each box containing 01 piece) of Welding wire- Flux cored wire, 1.2 mm & 1.6 mm, were seized as per IS 15769.
The misuse of BIS Standard Mark is punishable with imprisonment up to two years or a fine of minimum Rs. 2,00,000 or both as per BIS Act 2016. Action is being initiated to file a case in the court of law for the offence. It has been observed many times that fake ISI marked products are manufactured and sold to consumers for huge profit.
BIS requests citizen to ascertain the genuineness of ISI Mark on the product before making purchase, by visiting BIS website http://www.bis.gov.in. Citizens are requested that in case they come across any instance of misuse of ISI Mark on any product, the same may be informed to the Head, MUBO-II, Western Regional Office, BIS, Manakalaya, E9, Behind Marol Telephone Exchange, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 093. Such complaints can also be made by E-mail at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The source of such information will be kept confidential.
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