BIS Expands Mandatory Registration to 30 Product Categories

In November 2014, The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) added 13 additional product categories of that will require mandatory registration from May 2015, and 2 additional categories of products (batteries) that will require mandatory registration from August 2015.
The existing 15 categories of products placed on Indian Market / landing at Indian ports on or after July 3, 2013, must be registered:

  • Electronic Video Games (IS 616:2010)
  • Laptop / Notebook / Tablet (IS 13252:2010)
  • Plasma / LCD / LED Televisions (>32 inches in display size) (IS 616:2010)
  • Optical Disc Players with built in amplifiers (IS 616:2010)
  • Microwave Ovens (IS 302-2-25:1994)
  • Visual Display Units / Video Monitors (IS 13252:2010)
  • Printers / Plotters (IS 13252:2003)
  • Scanners (IS 13252:2010)
  • Wireless Keyboards (IS 13252:2010)
  • Telephone Answering Machines (IS 13252:2010)
  • Amplifiers (IS 616:2010)
  • Electronic Musical Systems (IS 616:2010)
  • Electronic Clocks with Mains Power (IS 302-2-26:1994)
  • Set Top Boxes (IS 13252:2010)
  • Automatic Data Processing Machines (IS 13252:2010)

New Product Categories in 2014


No. 

Product 

Standard 

Mandatory 

1

Power Adaptors for IT Equipments

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010 

May 2015

2

Power Adaptors for Audio, Video & Similar Electronic Apparatus

IS 616 : 2010

May 2015

3

UPS of rating ≤ 5kVA

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

4

D.C. or A.C. Supplied Electronic Control gear for LED Modules

IS 15885 (Part2/Sec 13) : 2012

May 2015

5

Passport Reader

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

6

Self- Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services

IS 16102 (Part 1) : 2012

May 2015

7

Fixed General Purpose LED Luminaires

IS 10322 (Part 5/ Sec 1) : 2014             

May 2015

8

Mobile Phones

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010 

May 2015

9

Cash Registers

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

10

Point of Sale Terminals

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

11

Copying Machines / Duplicators

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

12

Smart Card Readers

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

13

Mail Processing Machines / Franking Machines / Postage Machines

IS 13252 (Part-1) : 2010

May 2015

14

Secondary Cells / Batteries / Power Banks containing Alkaline or other non-acid Electrolytes for use in portable applications

IS 16046 : 2012

Aug 2015

15

Power Banks for use in portable applications

IS 13252 : 2010

Aug 2015

Requirements

  • Testing MUST be conducted only at BIS recognized laboratories.
  • Either the manufacturer’s office in India or an Authorized Representative needs to apply for registration.
  • If a product is manufactured at multiple manufacturing locations, samples from each of these manufacturing locations must be submitted for testing and registration.
  • Maximum of 10 model numbers can be in one series.
  • Product/Packaging must carry wording: “Self Declaration – Conforming to IS Standard No: Year” Registration No. xx.xx

Validity
Registration is valid for 2 years from the date of registration. 

Approximated Turnover Time

  • Testing in BIS Recognized Laboratory and reporting: 3-4 weeks
  • BIS Registration Process: 1-2 weeks

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