Introduction

Unsafe practice is a great peril to both life and property and BIS is here to assure the safety of your Products. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standard Body has been ceaselessly promoting and nurturing standards movement within the country since 1947. BIS Certification is the mark of safety, quality and reliability to the consumers. Considering the public health and safety, the government of India has made BIS certification mandatory for certain electronic items and its compulsory to carry the BIS standard mark on the said articles.

Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

The scheme has been introduced by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) in the year 2012 where electronics, IT goods along with solar products are required to be tested and approved by BIS for the purpose of safety & quality. However, with the extensive development in CRO scheme in terms of increased standard adaptation and registrations across the world, total 76 products are notified in CRO scheme till date. Recent CRO scheme had notified products such as smart speaker, rice cooker, hard disk drive, standalone LED module wireless microphone, etc. Under the same umbrella of CRS scheme, On November 11, 2020, MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (Department of Heavy Industry) released a Quality Control Order (QCO) and notified 8 products.

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Product Category List (Phase I)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 AMPLIFIERS WITH INPUT POWER 2000W AND ABOVE

IS 616:2010*    

03 July 2013

2.

 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINE

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

3.

 ELECTRONIC CLOCKS WITH MAINS POWER

IS 302-2-26:2014*

03 July 2013

4.

ELECTRONIC GAMES (VIDEO)

IS 616:2010*

03 July 2013

5.

ELECTRONIC MUSICAL SYSTEMS WITH INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE

IS 616:2010*

03 July 2013

6.

LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK/TABLET

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

7.

MICROWAVE OVENS

IS 302-2-25:2014*

03 July 2013

8.

OPTICAL DISC PLAYERS WITH BUILT IN AMPLIFIERS OF INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE

IS 616:2010*

03 July 2013

9.

PLASMA/LCD/LED TELEVISIONS OF SCREEN SIZE 32″; AND ABOVE

IS 616:2010*

03 July 2013

10.

PRINTERS, PLOTTERS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

11.

SCANNERS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

12.

SET TOP BOX

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

13.

TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINES

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

03 July 2013

Product Category List (Phase II)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 CASH REGISTERS

   IS 13252(Part 1):2010*   

13 May 2015

2.

 COPYING MACHINES/DUPLICATORS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 May 2015

3.

PASSPORT READERPASSPORT READER

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 May 2015

4.

POINT OF SALE TERMINALS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 May 2015

5.

MAIL PROCESSING MACHINES/POSTAGE MACHINES/FRANKING MACHINES

IS 13252(Part 1):2010

13 May 2015

6.

POWER BANKS FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 May 2015

7.

SMART CARD READER

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 May 2015

8.

MOBILE PHONES

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*

13 September 2015

9.

SELF-BALLASTED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES

IS 16102(Part 1):2012*

13 September 2015

10.

DC OR AC SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC CONTROLGEAR FOR LED MODULES

IS 15885(Part 2/Sec 13):2012*

01 December 2015

11.

POWER ADAPTORS FOR AUDIO,VIDEO & SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

IS 616:2010*

01 December 2015

12.

POWER ADAPTORS FOR IT EQUIPMENTS

IS 13252(Part 1):2010**

01 December 2015

13.

FIXED GENERAL PURPOSE LED LUMINAIRES

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 1):2012*

01 March 2016

14.

UPS/INVERTORS OF RATING <= 5KVA

IS 16242 (Part 1) : 2014

01 March 2016

                        15.

SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS

                                                                                          IS 16046:2015*

                                                        01 June 2016

16.

INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR MOBILE PHONE HANDSETS

IS 16333 (Part 3) : 2016*

01 May 2018

Product Category List (Phase III)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 Recessed LED Luminaries

   IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*  

23 May 2018

2.

 LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*

23 May 2018

3.

LED Flood Lights

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*

23 May 2018

4.

LED Hand lamps

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*

23 May 2018

5.

LED Lighting Chains

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*

23 May 2018

6.

LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 2):2012*

23 May 2018

7.

UPS/Inverters of rating <= 10kVA

IS 16242 (Part 1) : 2014

23 May 2018

8.

Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up-to 32

IS 616:2010*

23 May 2018

9.

Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size upto 32

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

23 May 2018

10.

CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

23 May 2018

11.

Adapters for household and similar electrical appliances

IS 302 (Part 1) : 2008

23 May 2018

12.

USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanner

IS 13252(Part 1):2010**

23 May 2018

13.

Smart watches

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

23 May 2018

Product Category List (Phase IV)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 Independent LED Modules for General Lighting

   IS 16103 (Part 1) : 2012

01 April 2021

2.

Keyboard

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

01 April 2021

3.

Induction Stove

IS 302-2-15 : 2009

01 April 2021

4.

Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

01 April 2021

5.

USB Type External Hard Disk Drive

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

01 April 2021

6.

Wireless Headphone and Earphone

IS 616:2010*

01 April 2021

7.

USB Type External Solid-State Storage Devices (above 256 GB capacity)

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

01 April 2021

8.

Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 Watts

IS 616 : 2017

01 April 2021

9.

Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with output voltage 48V (max)

IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010

01 April 2021

10.

Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs

IS 616:2010*

01 April 2021

11.

Rice Cooker

IS 302-2-15 : 2009

01 April 2021

12.

Standalone LED Modules for General Lightning

IS 16103: Part 1:2012

01 April 2021

Product Category List (Phase V)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 Wireless Microphone

   IS 616:2010*

01 Oct 2021

2.

Digital Camera

IS 616 : 2017

01 Oct 2021

3.

Video Camera

IS 616:2010*

01 Oct 2021

4.

Webcam (Finished Product)

IS 616:2010*

01 Oct 2021

5.

Smart Speakers (with and without Display)

IS 616:2010*

01 Oct 2021

6.

Dimmers for LED products

IS 60669-2-1: 2008

01 Oct 2021

7.

Bluetooth Speakers

IS 616:2010*

01 Oct 2021

Product Category List - MNRE (Solar Products)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

                            1.

                                                                                                                                        Thin-Film Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules (a-Si, CiGs and CdTe)

IS 16077 : 2013/ IEC 61646 : 2008, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1) : 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 2004

                                                      31 March 2019

                          2.

                                                                                                                                   Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) modules (Si wafer based)

IS 14286 : 2010/ IEC 61215 : 2005, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1) : 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 2004

                                                      31 March 2019

3.

Power Invertors for use in photovoltaic power system

IS 16221 (Part 2) : 2015

30 June 2020

4.

Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic inverter

IS 16221 (Part 2) : 2015 & IS 16169 : 2014

30 June 2020

5.

Storage battery

IS 16270 : 2014

01 January 2019

Product Category List - Department of Heavy Industry (Electrical Equipment)
Sr. No.
Product categories
Indian Standards
Date of Implementation

1.

 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Circuit – Breakers

   IS/IEC 60947-2 : 2016

11 November 2021

                          2.

Low- Voltage switchgear and controlgear: switches, disconnectors, switch disconnectors and fuse – Combination units

                                                                             IS/IEC 60947-3 : 2012

                                                     11 November 2021

3.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electromechanical contactors and motor – Starters

IS/IEC 60947-4-1 : 2012

11 November 2021

4.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: a.c semiconductor motor controllers and starters

IS/IEC 60947-4-2 : 2011

11 November 2021

                          5.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: a.c. semiconductor motor controllers and contactors for non – Motor loads

                                                                                  IS/IEC 60947-4-3 : 2014

                                                      01 November 2021

6.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electromechanical control circuit devices

IS/IEC 60947-5-1 : 2009

11 November 2021

7.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear proximity switches

IS/IEC 60947-5-2: 2007

11 November 2021

                          8.

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electrical emergency stop devices with mechanical latching function

                                                                                      IS/IEC 60947-5-5 : 2016

                                                     11 November 2021

Important Information

  • Applicable to both foreign and domestic manufacturers.
  • The unique registration number is granted in a combination of factory, brand and product category.
  • Registration is valid for 2 years and can be further renewed up to 2-5 years.
  • In-country testing of goods is mandatory in BIS recognized labs.
  • Provision to make series grouping of the same family of products.
  • Retesting of product is possible with minor changes in the version of product.
  • Random market surveillance to ensure quality of tested goods.
  • Domestic as well as foreign manufacturers (who is actually manufacturing the goods) of any of the notified product.
  • Existing manufacturers procuring for a new brand.
  • Existing manufacturers producing notified goods from a new location. 
  • Existing manufacturers producing a new goods, other than; for which they had already obtained the license.

The Process of Registration

Relevance of AIR or Local Representative (Authorized Indian Representative)

AIR service is primarily for the legal representation of the factory with BIS. The AIR is expected to be present at BIS if there are any deficiencies in terms of compliance which can be identified during market surveillance or imports. If the AIR is not present for answering the BIS queries, then BIS will cancel the registration.

In BIS Act 2016, there is a provision of Compensation for non-conforming goods where a holder of licence or certificate of conformity or his Indian representative has sold any goods, article, process, system or service, which bears a Standard Mark not confirming to standard shall be liable to compensate the consumer for the injury cause. 

We represented more than 100 manufactures in India to act as an AIR and can certainly extended the services for you as well.

How VINCULAR can help you in BIS Registration? 

Having a technical and regulatory expertise in this domain, VINCULAR offer assistance in product testing and understanding the regulation. Our consultation helps industries to comply with the Indian safety regulatory requirement, thereby making their product safe for Indian consumers.

VINCULAR is trusted partners for leading brands and help them successfully complete more than 1450 projects in this financial year 2020-21. We provide end to end solution for BIS mandatory registration of notified product categories in CRS Scheme of BIS.