The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) was in the process of legislating a mandatory use of the ISI mark on windscreens and windows of all cars. This would be mandatory for all cars manufactured here as well as those assembled from CKD kits, imported cars were exempt.
- The rule was meant to control auto glass quality
- Postponed by a year due to process implementation issues
The rule was essentially meant to control the quality levels of automotive glass and was to come into effect this year. However manufacturers, essentially those relying on CKD kits did voice concerns as it meant the glass would first have to be certified in India and then stamped with the ISI logo at the point of manufacture, before being imported into the country.
For a small volume manufacturer this was proving to be a hurdle as it meant these auto makers would have to undergo the testing and…