Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Government of  India
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Purpose

Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012
As a part of National Policy on Electronics (NPE), the activity of developing and mandating standards has been adopted by the Government of India with a view 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.
  • For projecting a positive image internationally as a country with quality production of the Electronics & IT goods.

Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) has on 03 Oct. 2012 notified "Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012" mandating fifteen categories of electronics items under the Compulsory Registration Scheme of Department of Consumer Affairs based on their compliance to Indian safety standards.

The Order envisages organizations/importers/sellers/distributors of the notified goods, to conform to the specified standards and get registration number from BIS after testing from BIS recognized labs. Initially, the Order was to come into force from 03 April, 2013 but, subsequently a notification for extension was issued on 20 March, 2013 wherein extension of 3 months was given with effect from 03 April, 2013. Hence, the date of coming into effect of the Order is 03 July, 2013 and an additional period of further 3 months i.e. up-to 03 October, 2013 would be available on payment of certain fee.

Main features of the scheme are
  • Applicable to both domestic organizations and importers uniformly.
  • Industry needs to get goods tested with laboratories recognized by BIS. On meeting requisite standards, BIS grants a unique registration number. Industry needs to mark the details on their products "Self Declaration-Conforming to IS..." followed by Registration No. XX..XX. The standard number shall be followed by its year of publication separated with a ':' colon. For example "Self Declaration-Conforming to IS 13252:2010" followed by Registration No. XX..XX
  • Each registration is valid for two years and gets renewed merely on request, if no adverse issues come up during the period of registration.
  • Since electronic products have large number of versions with minor changes of configurations, series approval of products is provided. Different configurations falling within same series can be approved based on testing of representative sample from the series. Guidelines for series approval are available on the website of DeitY.
  • Initial registration, renewal, lab recognition to be handled by BIS.
  • Surveillance, Series Guidelines, to be handled by DeitY.
  • Testing to be carried out by BIS recognized labs.

Process to be followed for registration.
  • Determine the applicability of the Order on products manufactured / imported / traded by you. Goods notified are listed in the 'schedule' of the Order which can be accessed by
    http://deity.gov.in/sites/upload_files/dit/files/NotificationStandards.pdf
  • Select a BIS recognized lab that can test your product. The list of labs along with their scope is available under the Lab link
    http://www.bis.org.in/lab/osl.HTML
  • Approach the selected lab and complete all paper work like submission of Service Request Form (SRF), samples, technical documentation etc. and obtain Probable Date of Completion (PDC) from the lab.
  • Collect the test report on completion of test and ensure that the test report is duly complete in all respects.
  • Initiate the process of online registration by registering yourself at
    and submit the application for product registration as per the instructions therein.
  • Guidelines for filling up the application form and steps for registration may also be accessed at:
    http://www.bis.org.in/other/GuidelineAppForm.pdf
    http://www.bis.org.in/other/RegistrationSteps.pdf

The regulation comes into force on 03 July 2013 - with a view to create an institutional frame work to continuously review, update and implement standards in electronics.