Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
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Keeping in view the safety of Indian consumers and to curb the inflow of substandard electronic products, the "Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012" was notified on 03rd Oct. 2012 by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under the provision of Compulsory Registration Scheme of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986. This Order came into effect from 03rd July 2013. The Order calls for prohibition to manufacturer/sell unless these goods have been tested to Indian Safety Standards, registered with BIS and display registration logo (Standard Mark).

The initiative is set to:

  • Provide Indian consumers with the right to enjoy world class goods.
  • Upgrade the quality of domestic products for bringing Global competitiveness.
  • Develop strategy to stop dumping of non-compliant goods.
  • Save business interest of entrepreneurs for effective negotiation at International trade agreements, Bilateral and Multilateral trade agreements.
  • For projecting a positive image internationally as a country with quality production of the Electronics & IT goods.

Thirty one (31) categories of electronic products have been notified under the Order. A list of products covered is given in Annexure ?I?. Various Orders/clarifications/documents/Circulars etc. issued by MeitY under the CRS are available at http://meity.gov.in/esdm/standards.

To test the notified products, BIS has recognized various Govt., Private and Multinational labs scattered over the country. As per the Order, the manufactures seeking registration of goods have to get their products tested at any of the BIS recognised labs and register with BIS by applying based on a self-declaration accompanied with a copy of test report. The list of BIS recognized labs is available on BIS website (bis.org.in).Testing is also performed on selected samples during the surveillance subsequent to Registration.

A portal, bis.org.in, to bring transparency & make information easily available to stakeholders is functional facilitating online registration process, surveillance process, access to database of Registered Manufacturing Units and details of products covered.

Product Testing Details

S.No. Notified Items Date of coming into effect
1 Electronic Games (Video) 03rd July, 2013
2 Laptop/Notebook/Tablets 03rd July, 2013
3 Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size 32? or above 03rd July, 2013
4 Optical disc players with built in amplifiers or input power 200w and above 03rd July, 2013
5 Microwave Ovens 03rd July, 2013
6 Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size 32" and above 03rd July, 2013
7 Printers, Plotters 03rd July, 2013
8 Scanners 03rd July, 2013
9 Wireless Keyboards 03rd July, 2013
10 Telephone Answering Machine 03rd July, 2013
11 Amplifiers with input power 2000w and above 03rd July, 2013
12 Electronic Musical Systems with input power 200w and above 03rd July, 2013
13 Electronics clocks with Mains powers 03rd July, 2013
14 Set Top Box 03rd July, 2013
15 Automatic Data Processing Machine 03rd July, 2013
16 Power Adaptors for IT Equipments 01st December, 2015
17 Power Adaptors for IT Equipments 01st December, 2015
18 UPS/Invertors of rating ? 5kVA 01st March, 2016
19 DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear for LED Modules 01st December, 2015
20 Sealed Secondary Cells / Batteries containing Alkaline or other non-acid Electrolytes for use in portable applications 01st June, 2016
21 Fixed General Purpose LED Luminaires 01st March, 2016
22 Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services 13th September, 2015
23 Mobile Phones 13th September, 2015
24 Cash Registers 13th May, 2015
25 Point of Sale Terminals 13th May, 2015
26 Copying Machines / Duplicators 13th May, 2015
27 Smart Card Readers 13th May, 2015
28 Mail Processing Machines / Postage Machines / Franking Machines 13th May, 2015
29 Passport Reader 13th May, 2015
30 Power Banks for use in Portable Applications 13th May, 2015
31 Mandating Indian Language support for mobile phones 1st July 2017