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BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control Gear

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BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control Gear

The Ministry of Information and technology notified about a new order titled “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021.” on 18th March 2021. It notified that the goods specified in the order schedule must carry the ‘Standard mark’ under Scheme II of Schedule II of the Bureau of Indian Standards – (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018. The BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear is listed under Indian Standards IS 15885: Part 2: Sec 13: 2012.

Overview of Bureau of Indian Standards

The Bureau of Indian Standards is the National Standards Body of India. It was established under the BIS Act 2016, to promote harmonious activities like the development of standardisation, product marking, quality certification of goods and other matters related to the BIS. The Bureau of Indian standards provides various benefits to the national economy, such as-

  • Providing reliable and safe goods of good quality
  • Reducing health risks to the customers
  • Promoting the import-export substitutes
  • Controlling the proliferation of varieties, etc., through testing, standardisation and certification.  

The BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear is also provided by the BIS. Apart from this, the Bureau of Indian Standards is involved in various other activities, such as –

  • Standards Formulation
  • Product Certification Scheme
  • Compulsory Registration Scheme
  • Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme
  • Hall Marking Scheme
  • Laboratory Services
  • Laboratory Recognition Scheme
  • Sale of Indian Standards
  • Consumer Affairs Activities
  • Promotional Activities
  • Training Services, National & International level
  • Information Services

BIS regulation on DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear

The Ministry of Electronics and Information technology issued an order on 18th march 2021, titled “Electronics and Information technology goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) order, 2021”. The order stated that the goods or articles specified in the schedule mentioned in the order must conform to the Indian Standards and carry a “Standard mark” under the Scheme-II of Schedule-II of Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) regulations, 2018.

The order shall run concurrently with the “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”.

The BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear is mentioned under Indian Standards IS 15885: Part 2: Sec 13: 2012, as Safety of Lamp Control gear Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 13 d.c. or a.c. Supplied Electronic Control Gear for LED modules.

Tests for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear

To proceed with the BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear under Indian Standards IS 15885 (Part 2/Sec 13), the following tests are conducted for product approval-

  • Test related to marking requirements
  • Test related to Insulating properties
  • Test related to Mechanical Properties
  • Test related to Thermal Properties
  • Test related to Safety requirements

Documents required

The Documents that are required to obtain BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear is as follows-

  • BIS application form
  • CDF/CCL form
  • Scope of Business License
  • Business license of manufacturing facility
  • Marking the label of the product
  • Manufacturer’s ISO certificate 
  • Test Reports
  • Letter of authorisation
  • Trademark authorisation letter (if the manufacturer does not own Trademark)
  • Trademark certificate of the product
  • Photo identification of the Indian representative
  • Registration proof of authorised Indian representative (Foreign manufacturer)
  • User Guide of product or Technical Specification Sheet

Procedure for BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear.

The procedure to obtain BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear for a foreign manufacturer differs from that of an Indian Manufacturer. A foreign manufacturer cannot perform the official duties of an Indian manufacturer. Therefore an Authorised Indian Representative or AIR is appointed on behalf of a foreign manufacturer to perform his duties and responsibilities. The procedure to obtain BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear for both Indian and Foreign Manufacturers is mentioned below-

The process to be followed by a foreign manufacturer is as follows –

  1. An AIR is appointed to perform duties on the Manufacturer’s behalf
  2. The AIR submits all the required documents and application forms to the BIS office.
  3. After submitting the application form and other documents, the AIR must present the product sample to a BIS-approved laboratory for product testing.
  4. After the products are tested, the test results are collected from the BIS-approved lab and submitted to the BIS office for further inspection and verification.
  5. While submitting the test results, a copy of the online or offline application form must also be submitted to the BIS office.
  6. The BIS officers then verify the submitted documents and reports before approval.
  7. After the verification, the BIS office issues a BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear to the Manufacturer or an Authorised Indian Representative.

The process to be followed by a Indian Manufacturer is as follows-

  1. The Manufacturer submits all the required documents and application forms to the BIS office.
  2. After submitting the application form along with the other documents, the Manufacturer must submit the product sample to a BIS-approved laboratory for product testing.
  3. After the products are tested, the test results are collected from the BIS-approved lab and submitted to the BIS office for further inspection and verification.
  4. While submitting the test results, a copy of the online or offline application form must also be submitted to the BIS office.
  5. The BIS officers then verify the submitted documents and reports before approval.
  6. After the verification, the BIS office issues a BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear.

Conclusion

The Bureau of Indian Standards[1] has the DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear listed under Indian Standards IS 15885: Part 2: Sec 13: 2012. BIS CRS Certification for DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear can be obtained under Schedule II Scheme II, prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The maximum term for renewal of registration is five years, and the minimum time for grant of license is two years. The BIS CRS Certification procedure might be complex and technical. As a result, it is always suggested to seek professional assistance to avoid losses related to time and money.

Read Our Article:Procedure for Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme

Snehita Shukla

Snehita has her qualifications in B.Com LLB and LLM, and holds a specialization in Corporate & Financial Laws and Policy. She is hardworking, dedicated and sincere. She has a great command in english and has great problem solving, critical thinking and writing skills which makes her stand out of the crowd. She has a keen interest in legal research work and content writing, she also has a hold in legal research methodology. She loves to take challenges and to explore new topics to research on. She aims to improve her knowledge and skills through her experience.

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