The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national standard body of India established under the BIS Act, 2016. The main object of the Act is to set standards, marking and quality certification for products available in the market. The organisation has chalked down a list of products / equipment’s that require mandatory certification under the BIS before they are made available in the market for sale.
The Bureau of Indian Standards vide its powers conferred under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 and the Bureau of Indian Standards Rules, 1987 vide its notification dated April 01, 2020 has now included the following products to the Schedule of the “Electronic and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012.
- Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting
- Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)
- Induction Stove
- Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines
- USB Type external hard disc drives
- Wireless headphones and Earphones
- USB Tyre External Solid- state Storage devices (above 256 GB Category)
- Electronic musical systems with input power below 200 watts
- Standalone switch mode power supplies (SMPS) with input voltage 48 V max
- Television other than Plasma / LCD/ LED Tv’s
- Rice Cooker
It has been further clarified by the BIS Department that for all the product categories notified under the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”, a transition period of three months (max), from the date of coming into effect of the Order for the particular product category, would be available to the representative of the foreign manufacturing unit having liaison office or branch office located in India for affixing Standard Mark at the ports which are already having unique registration number from the Bureau for clearance of goods from customs.
Manufacturers of Electronics and Information Technology Goods should obtain BIS certification
Further, for the product categories mentioned in the Schedule, the latest standards as published and notified by the BIS from time to time would apply on expiry of six months from the date of notification of such standards by BIS and for goods already registered till such time, the surveillance testing as and when carried would be as per the latest standards. Further, renewal of registration would be done to the latest standards as per the provisions of the Compulsory Registration Scheme on expiry of validity of registration cycle.
In view thereof, it is advisable that all manufacturers / brand owners obtain the unique registration and in case the same has been obtained, affix the same to avoid any non – compliance / contravention of the provisions. In case of any contravention / non-compliance, the person in charge of compliance as well as the company would be guilty of the offence.