With the growing demand for electronic goods, the electronics industry emerged in the 20th century and is today one of the largest global industries. To avoid causing harm to humans, the product must be safe and of good quality. If product quality degrades, it might have a negative impact on consumers’ health. But have you ever wondered how the BIS ensures that manufacturers produce safe, long-lasting electronic products?
In order to make sure that manufacturers produce a standard quality product, the Bureau of Indian Standards develops Indian standards for various products. Almost every product has a standard, and new ones can be developed for those that do not. If no one understands the quality of the product being manufactured and sold in the market, there will be no standard.
Setting product standards is important because it allows manufacturers to verify that their products meet the previously set quality standard. The Bureau of Indian Standards issues a BIS license to products that meet specified Indian standards.
Before moving forward, Let’s have a look at what is Bureau of Indian Standards.
BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARD
Bureau of Indian Standards is a National Standard Body under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Government of India. BIS is responsible for setting industry standards and examining the line of products to check if they are up to the mark and fit for use by consumers. BIS is quite serious about its work. Only the goods which are up to the mark reach the consumer.
BIS runs various certification schemes to grant licenses and ensure product quality, safety, and reliability in compliance with Indian Standards. BIS is in charge of granting quality certification and making sure that customers receive high-quality, risk-free products. It mandates BIS to test all products before making them available to the general public. To award BIS licences and guarantee the quality, safety, and reliability of products in accordance with Indian Standards, BIS administers a number of certification programmes. BIS is responsible for providing quality certification and ensuring that customers receive high-quality, risk-free products. It mandates BIS to test all items before releasing them to the general public.
Now let’s talk about the BIS registration Scheme for Electronic & IT product manufacturers.
COMPULSORY REGISTRATION SCHEME OR BIS REGISTRATION SCHEME FOR ELECTRONIC & IT PRODUCT
Electronic & IT goods come under Scheme 2 of Schedule 2 of the Bureau of Indian Standards, generally known as the Compulsory Registration Scheme or the BIS Registration Scheme. As per the compulsory registration scheme, BIS registration is mandatory for the manufacturer before releasing electronic and information technology goods to the Indian market. Obtaining Registration is not mandatory for all product manufacturers. However, BIS takes electronic goods quite seriously because of which product categories notified by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology must have a BIS Registration before it is launched in the market for general public sale. No one can manufacture, sell, or distribute electronics or IT goods in India without a BIS registration. Anyone who violates the conditions of this order will face legal consequences under the BIS Act.
Therefore, Manufacturers of products covered under a Compulsory Registration Order (CRO) must apply for BIS Registration before releasing their products in the market. BIS grants manufacturers a BIS license to use or apply the Standard Mark with a unique R-number on electronics and IT goods that comply with Indian standards. BIS Registration is based on your self-declaration of conformity for goods and articles as per Indian Standards. The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that their product meets Indian standards and has a standard mark with a unique registration number. Products that do not comply with applicable Indian standards may not be sold in India.
You might now be wondering how to get BIS registration for your electronics goods. Let’s go over the procedures that manufacturers need to undergo to obtain BIS Registration for IT and electronic items!
PROCESS OF BIS REGISTRATION FOR IT AND ELECTRONIC GOODS
The steps to obtain a BIS Registration for IT & Electronic Goods are as follows:
1. Online Submission of Application for Login Credentials: First,we will submit an online application through the BIS portal to obtain Login Credentials.
2. Generation of Test Requests: After that, we will generate a test request by logging in through login credentials for product testing.
3. Sample Testing: A product sample, along with the required testing fees, will be sent to a BIS-approved testing lab for testing. Testing fees can vary depending on the product being tested. Typically, the testing process takes about 10-15 days to complete. After thoroughly examining the product, the laboratory will provide the Test Report.
4. Submission of Application & Test Report: Following the completion of the testing, an online application will be submitted to BIS along with all relevant documents and test reports.
5. Scrutiny of Application: Once the application and test report are submitted, BIS officials will review them.
6. Grant of Licence: If the test report and documents are as per the specified standard, BIS will issue a BIS certificate to the manufacturer allowing them to use or apply the Standard Mark with a unique R-number on their electronics and IT products.
Following the processes outlined above, you can receive a BIS registration for electronics and IT products. Aleph India’s BIS registration consultant can assist you in obtaining BIS Registration for electronics and IT products.
You might be wondering what documents are required to obtain a BIS registration for electronics products. Let’s look at the documentation needed for the BIS registration for electronics and IT products.
Documents Required for BIS Registration
BIS registration of electronic items requires the following documentation:
1. Technical specifications of the product
2. Factory-related documents that include
- Company registration certificate.
- Trade Mark Registration.
3. Original Test report from BIS Approved Lab.
4. Indian Representative Details (In case of Foreign Manufacturer)
As you are aware, obtaining BIS registration for electronics and IT goods is mandatory for uninterrupted importing and selling in the Indian market. Therefore, if you are a manufacturer or importer of electronics and IT goods, you must obtain a BIS registration certificate for your product before releasing them into the market. BIS registration is necessary in order to make sure that products adhere to Indian standards and to use the standard mark on products.
No one is allowed to produce, market, or distribute electronics and IT products in India without a BIS registration certificate. However, obtaining BIS certification is not as simple as it appears because it requires collaboration with officials, product testing, approval, and so on. Therefore, it is recommended that you take professional assistance so they can handle the entire process of BIS registration.
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