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 ISIIndian Standards Institution

The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was established on 6 January 1947 to operate the Certification Marks scheme and facilitate consumer protection. ISI was based on a 3 September 1946 memorandum of the Department of Industries and Supplies, written by Institution of Engineers (India).This preceded the 14 October 1946 meeting of 25 countries in London, of which India was a founding member and the only “developing” country, and which decided to create an international organisation with the objective of facilitating international coordination and unification of industrial standards, through the creation of International Organisation for Standardisation. This was legitimised by law on 21 March 1952, with Parliament enacting the Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act to certify standards. As companies and producers began to embrace and communicate their adherence to the “ISI Mark” as a virtue, the mark and the quality it certified soon became a household name. But there remained a gap in the creation of standards. What could have been an amendment through the addition of standards setting to the law was instead legislated through the enactment of another law, the Bureau of Indian