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Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued the Cast Iron Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024 under Section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, superseding the previous 2023 order. Effective upon publication in the Official Gazette, this order mandates that specified cast iron products must conform to corresponding Indian Standards and bear the Standard Mark under Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) licensing. Exceptions include goods for export, those manufactured by small enterprises under specified conditions, and imports for research purposes. The BIS is designated as the authority for certification and enforcement, with penalties for non-compliance outlined under the Act.

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Department For Promotion Of Industry And Internal Trade)

ORDER

New Delhi, the 13th June, 2024

S.O. 2287(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016) and in supersession of the Cast Iron Products (Quality Control) Order, 2023, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest, hereby makes the following Order, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) This Order may be called the Cast Iron Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Compulsory use of Standard Mark.– (1) Goods or articles specified in the column (2) of the Table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard mentioned in column (3) of the Table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from the Bureau as per Scheme-1 of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

(2) The small enterprise and micro enterprise, as defined under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006) shall conform to such Indian Standards from the date specified in the corresponding entry under columns (6) and (7) of the Table respectively.

(3) Nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically for export.

(4) Nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically by an enterprise, registered with the Central Government in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises under “Udyam portal” wherein the investment in plant and machinery or equipment at original cost does not exceed twenty-five lakh rupees and the turnover does not exceed two crore rupees for the previous financial year as certified by a Chartered Accountant.

(5) Nothing in this Order shall apply to the goods or articles imported up to two hundred kilograms for the purpose of research and development by manufacturers of Cast Iron products per year with the condition that such imported goods and articles shall not be sold commercially and shall be disposed of as a scrap and the manufacturer shall maintain year-wise record of the imported goods or articles and furnish to the Central Government in its letter head duly signed by its authorised signatory.

3. Certification and enforcement authority.- The Bureau shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in column (2) of the Table.

4. Penalty for contravention.- Any person who contravenes the provisions of this Order shall be punishable under the provisions of the Bureau of India Standards Act, 2016.

TABLE

S. No.
Goods or
Articles
Indian
Standard
Title of Indian
Standard
Date of
implementation in General (other than Micro and Small Enterprises)
Date of
implementation
for Small
Enterprises
Date of
Implementation
for Micro
Enterprises
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(1)
(2)
1
Cast Iron
Products
1726:1991
Cast iron man hole covers and frames
1st September, 2024
1st December, 2024
1st March, 2025
2
1729:2002
Cast iron or ductile iron drainage pipes
and pipe fittings for over ground non- pressure pipelines socket and spigot series
3
1879:2010
Malleable cast iron pipe fittings
4
13349:1992
Cast iron single faced thimble mounted sluice gates
5
210:2009
Grey iron castings
6
1537:1976
Vertically cast – iron pressure pipes for water, gas and sewage

Note.- For the purposes of this Table, the latest version of Indian Standards including the amendments thereof, as notified by the Bureau from time to time shall apply.

[F. No. P-29026/9/2023-LEI]
SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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