Aleph India
Date: 22th November, 2021
Place: New Delhi

Dear Reader

Important Update regarding the regulation called the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021 Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has developed an IS standard (IS 16240: 2015) for Reverse Osmosis (RO) based Point of Use (PoU) Water Treatment System and providing Type approval for RO based Water Purifier, requirements applicable to manufacture/import/sale in an Indian market. No Domestic Water Purification System shall be manufactured, imported or assembled without the ISI Standard Mark and BIS Certification IS 16240:2015.

Notification of Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021 for appropriate use of Reverse Osmosis (RO) Based Point of Use (PoU) Water Treatment System [IS 16240:2015]


The Gazette Notification dated 4th October, 2021 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to come out with Regulation on Appropriate “Use of Reverse Osmosis (RO) Based Point of Use (PoU) Water Treatment System”.

The Government of India and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in India have come up with the latest amendments and regulations on Reverse Osmosis (RO) Based Point of Use (PoU) Water Treatment System and are regulated as per the document, along with the implementation date and respective Indian standard.

As a result, the Central Government hereby establishes the following rules to amend the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), in exercise of the powers provided by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986):

(1) These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021.

(2) Except as otherwise stated in these regulations, they take effect after an eighteen-month period from the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

2. After serial number 114 and the entries relating to it in Schedule I of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the 115 Regulation mentioned in the attached notification shall be inserted.

All manufactured, produced, imported or assembled Domestic Water Purification System (DWPS) shall bear the IS Standard Mark under a Licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Indian Standard ISI 16240 under Scheme – I, Schedule – II of BIS and discarded DWPS elements must be treated in accordance with the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. As per sub-clause (i) of the clause of paragraph 2, BIS CERTIFICATION is mandatory for manufacturers of DWPS. The user of “Other than Domestic Water Purification System” shall apply for authorisation before 4th April, 2022 for the grant of Registration as per the provisions of rules made under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt of India)

"Standard Amendments,2021”

No., Year & Title of the Indian Standards Established No. and Month/Year of the Amendment Date of Establishment of the Amendment Date till which the standard without the amendment as mentioned in column 3 shall remain in force
IS 4246 : 2002 Domestic Gas Stoves for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases ─ Specification (Fifth Revision) Amendment No.5 Nov 2021 1 Nov 2021 31 July 2022
Concerned Authorities

1.For issues pertaining to the Quality Control Orders Ministry of Steel Government of India
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi - 110011
Phone : 91-11-23063417

2. For issues pertaining to Indian Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures Manak Bhawan Bureau of Indian Standards
9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: As per the notifications, Standard amendment is done of product “Domestic Gas Stove for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases” on 1st November, 21. Till 31-July-22 standard without amendment will remain in force.

ALEPH INDIA, would like to recommend licence holders of Domestic Gas Stove that the Indian Standard indicated above have been updated and you must make the appropriate modifications to the product “Domestic Gas Stove used with LPG” as per the amendments mentioned in the revised Standard. For this you can seek the assistance from our professional team to ensure the smooth operation of your business. Provides end-to-end scrutiny for all types of products. The evolution of the Standards is a reflection of the nation's growth.

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards & Department of Consumer Affair

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