Certificate of approval

Those products not covered in any of the GR and IR from TEC can be issued a certificate of approval against the applicant's own specification particularly the GSM and CDMA devices, 3G modems and Bluetooth enabled wireless terminals against the approved standards of any recognized standards body.

Certificate of approval is issued by TEC for the product for which the IR/GR/SD does not exist with TEC and is issued against applicant's own specification and in particular cases viz. GSM Phones, 3G Modems, Bluetooth Enabled wireless terminals against approved Standards of Standard Body. GSM Mobile Handsets and Bluetooth enabled wireless terminals are given the Certificate of Approval based on the test reports from the accredited labs. No testing is carried out for these products in India.

Who is eligible to apply for Interface approval Check List for Certificate of Approval
(i) (GSM Mobile Phones (voice as well as 3 G Modems)
1. All GSM Mobile Handsets/Blue Tooth Terminals to be offered to TEC shall have the valid Full Type approval by International Accredited labs and shall have to submit full test report and conformity report in English Language.
2. Original or certified technical documents giving detailed description of the equipment and methods employed in the testing.
3. Certificate of Conformity.
4. A declaration from the manufacturer that the mobile equipment meets all the applicable recommendations of GSM standards.
5. A declaration from the manufacturer that the adequate security measures have been taken to protect the IMEI against duplication, unauthorized removal or change.
6. GPRS compatibility test reports against EN 301 419 if applicable.
7. Copy of GSM MOU Permanent Secretariat listing of internet updates in the website.
8. FIPB approval/Automatic Route clearance through Reserve Bank of India for importing /trading the product in India, if the manufacturer is from foreign origin.
9. Trade authorization letter from the original manufacturer appointing him as trader for the product indicating the period of validity if fixed or open ended.
10. An Affidavit, attested by Notary Public for each product/model.
11. Original Model to be submitted to TEC for verification of the model. The model number should be same as claimed by the applicant while applying & Type approval certificate should bear the same model number.
12. All Documents shall be in the English Language only.
13. Certificate of approval shall be issued to the Indian Representative of the Company (If Imported) and the COA shall enclose the annexure to the COA listing the standards against which the COA is approved.


(ii) Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Terminals:
1. Certified test report from approved Bluetooth SIG lab/body or another approved body has been submitted.
2. Certification of Conformity for Frequency bands and Channel arrangement, Transmitter characteristics, Modulation characteristics, spurious emissions, and receiver characteristics has been submitted.
3. Declaration from the manufacturer that adequate security measures have been taken to protect Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Terminal against duplication, unauthorized removal or change has been submitted.
4. List from the Bluetooth SIG regarding approval of Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Terminal has been submitted.
5. A declaration from the manufacturer that Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Terminal meets all Bluetooth SIG recommendations.
6. FIPB approval/Automatic Route clearance through Reserve Bank of India for importing /trading the product in India, if the manufacturer is from foreign origin.
7. Trade authorization letter from the original manufacturer appointing him as trader for the product indicating the period of validity if fixed or open ended.
8. Original Model to be submitted to TEC for verification of the model. The model number should be same as claimed by the applicant while applying & Type approval certificate should bear the same model number.
9. TEC reserves the right to conduct further tests as and when COA has been granted.
10. Certificate of Approval (COA) Test Fee of Rs. Rs.35000/-.
11. All Documents shall be in the English Language only.
12. An Affidavit, attested by Notary Public for each product/model.
13. Certificate of approval shall be issued to the Indian Representative of the Company (If Imported) and the COA shall enclose the annexure to the COA listing the standards against which the COA is approved.


(iii) Equipment against applicant's own specification:
Documents to be submitted:
1. Forwarding letter.
2. Form 'A' (Duly signed by authorized signatory).
3. Para wise Compliance Report as per applicant's own specification & Test Results as per Test Schedule approved by "HQ" Group.
4. Industrial License/SSI Registration /Certificate of Incorporation / RBI Permission to open Branch Office, FIPB clearance as applicable etc.
5. Foreign collaboration copy (if applicable).
6. System specifications containing features and facilities.
7. User's Operating Manual.
8. Complete supporting technical document for the product. The technical documents include installation document, operation manual, and maintenance manual.
9. An Affidavit, attested by Notary Public for each product/model.
10. In case of traders, authorization letter from the manufacturer appointing him as trader for the product.
11. EMI/EMC test results and test certificates from authorized accredited lab as per TEC IR, if applicable.
12. Availability of Test Instruments and calibration certificates of those instruments need to be submitted to TEC.
13. Each Page of the documents to be submitted should be stamped and signed by the authorized signatory.


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