The following provides a summary overview of India’s regulations and compliance system.

How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed
Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary

Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification

1 year

Certification Organization

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Safety

Test report from BIS approved laboratories accepted

EMC

Not applicable

Additional Requirements

Initial and annual factory inspections

 

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STQC Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary

Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification

3 years

Certification Organization

Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate

Safety

CB test report/certificate accepted

Test report issued by NABL accredited laboratories accepted

EMC

Not applicable

Additional Requirements

Initial and annual factory inspections

Surveillance assessments

 

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Mandatory/Voluntary

Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification

2 years

Certification Organization

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Safety

Test Report issued by BIS Recognized Testing Laboratory

EMC

Not Applicable

Additional Requirements

Local Representative

Market Surveillance

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Household electrical appliances
  • Motors
  • Lighting appliances
  • Consumer electronics
  • Information technology equipment
  • Components(safety critical)
  • Diagnostic Medical X-Ray Equipment
  • Clinical thermometers
  • Electro medical equipment
  • Hermetically sealed compressors
  • Electronic ballasts
Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary

Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body

Government of India Ministry of Communications

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?

No

Validity Period of Certification

No expiration

Local Representative Required?

Yes

Specific User Manual Requirements?

No

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*

Yes

RF Performance Testing Required?

FCC or R&TTE Directive test report is required

*This may vary based on product specification.

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following radio/wireless technologies

  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For details, please contact us.

Marks/Certifications
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BEE Star Labeling v1

Mandatory/Voluntary

Voluntary

Certification Organization

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Testing Option

Independent laboratory accredited by the National Board for Laboratories (NABL) or other recognized international accreditation.

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Laptops
  • Notebook computers
  • Televisions

Additional Information

News Update – BIS Registration

Compulsory Registration Scheme – Implementation extended to January 3, 2014. For details please visit Global Market Access – News Flash

Implementation Notification of September 30, 2013

Circular No. 3 of 2013

UL India Scope of Accreditation - UL India received accreditation from BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) to test for ITE, Audio/Video and Microwave Oven products covered under the Electronics & Information Technology Goods Order, 2012, which became effective July 3, 2013. This order requires testing to the applicable Indian Safety (IS) standard from accredited BIS recognized laboratories. As part of the Registration process, the test report will be used to support the manufacturers “Self-declaration” to the IS standard.  With an increasing demand for electronics products in India, the government developed this mandatory registration scheme with the aim to mandate technical standards in the interest of public health and safety. The scheme will also serve as global quality standards for domestic manufacturers to follow so that they can compete with imports by meeting international safety standards.

Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently. For the latest information, please contact UL at gma@ul.com

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