Electronic Labelling (e-labelling) Guidelines

ELECTRONIC LABELLING (E-LABELLING) GUIDELINES

This has reference to the electronic labeling (re-labeling) of products covered under the
Compulsory Registration Scheme of BIS.
Any device with an integrated display screen may present the required labelling information
including BIS “Standard Mark” electronically in lieu of a physical label or nameplate on the
product. The guidelines shall apply to all devices which have an integral (non-removable)
display screen and e-labelling of products shall not be mandatory. The Registered User
shall have the option of using physical labels or e-labels or both.

The requirements for e-labelling are as given below:
1. Devices utilizing e-labels shall have a physical label on the packaging of the product at the
time of import, storage for sale and sale or distribution. For devices in bulk and not
packaged individually, a removable adhesive label on the packaging is acceptable.

2. Devices shall not require any special accessory/tool or supplemental plug-in
(e.g., the installation of a SIM/USIM card) to access the e-label.

3. The compliance-related information shall be programmed by the responsible party and the
information shall be secured in such a manner that third-party cannot modify it. The
information can be in the firmware or software menu provided it is easily accessible and
cannot be modified.

4. Users shall be able to access the information without requiring special access codes or
permissions and, in all cases the information shall be accessible in no more than four steps
in a device’s menu.

5. Users shall be provided specific instructions on how to access the information.
The instructions shall be included in the user’s manual, operating instructions, or as an
insert in the package of the product, or other similar means.

6. Alternately, the instructions to access the information may be available on the product-related website. The instructions on how to access the website shall be provided in the
user’s manual or package of the product.

7. All the applicable regulatory information required on the packaging or user manual shall
be provided according to the applicable rules even if it is displayed electronically.

8. If the primary user manual or user guide is provided by other electronic media
(e.g., CD or online access) this information may also be provided as part of e-label.

9. The “Standard Mark” displayed electronically shall meet all the relevant requirements of
the guidelines issued by BIS vide circular reference CMD 3/8:1/6975 dated 3 Dec 2015.

Products Under CRS

Products Under CRS

Following products are covered under the Compulsory Registration Scheme:

Following products are covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme:

Sl. No. Product Indian Standard number( IS No.) 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 SYSTES 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
14 VISUAL DISPLAY UNITS, VIDEOS MONITORS OF SCREEN SIZE 32″ AND ABOVE IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 03 July 2013
15 WIRELESS KEYBOARDS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 03 July 2013
16 CASH REGISTERS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
17 COPYING MACHINES/DUPLICATORS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
18 PASSPORT READER IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
19 POINT OF SALE TERMINALS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
20 MAIL PROCESSING MACHINES/POSTAGE MACHINES/FRANKING MACHINES IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
21 POWER BANKS FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
22 SMART CARD READER IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 May 2015
23 MOBILE PHONES IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 13 September 2015
24 SELF-BALLASTED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES IS 16102(Part 1):2012* 13 September 2015
25 DC OR AC SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC CONTROLGEAR FOR LED MODULES IS 15885(Part 2/Sec 13):2012* 01 Decmeber 2015
26 POWER ADAPTORS FOR AUDIO,VIDEO & SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS IS 616:2010* 01 Decmeber 2015
27 POWER ADAPTORS FOR IT EQUIPMENTS IS 13252(Part 1):2010* 01 Decmeber 2015
28 FIXED GENERAL PURPOSE LED LUMINAIRES IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 1):2012* 01 March 2016
29 UPS/INVERTORS OF RATING <= 5KVA IS 16242(Part 1):2014* 01 March 2016
30 SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS IS 16046:2015* 01 June 2016
31 INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR MOBILE PHONE HANDSETS IS 16333 (Part 3) : 2016* 01 May 2018
32 Recessed LED Luminaries IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 2) : 2012 23 May 2018
33 LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 3) : 2012 23 May 2018
34 LED Flood Lights IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 5) : 2013 23 May 2018
35 LED Hand lamps IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 6) : 2013 23 May 2018
36 LED Lighting Chains IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 7) : 2013 23 May 2018
37 LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 8) : 2013 23 May 2018
38 UPS/Inverters of rating <= 10kVA IS 16242 (Part 1) : 2014 23 May 2018
39 Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up-to 32 IS 616 : 2010 23 May 2018
40 Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size upto 32 IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 23 May 2018
41 CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 23 May 2018
42 Adapters for household and similar electrical appliances IS 302 (Part 1) : 2008 23 May 2018
43 USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanners IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 23 May 2018
44 Smart watches IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 23 May 2018
45 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 04 September 2018
46 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 04 September 2018
47 Power Invertors for use in photovoltaic power system IS 16221 (Part 1) : 2016 & IS 16221 (Part 2) : 2015 04 September 2018
48 Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic inverters IS 16169 : 2014 04 September 2018
49 Storage battery IS 16270 : 2014 04 September 2018

CRS-Compulsory Registration Scheme

CRS-Compulsory Registration Scheme

What is Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has notified “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” on 3 Oct 2012 for fifteen categories of electronics items. Another 15 product categories were added by MeitY under this order on 13 Nov 2014.

Another 13 product categories were added by MeitY under this order on 23 August 2017.

Ministry of New and Renewal Energy(MNRE) has notified products under Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2017 dated 05th September 2017.

As per the Order, no person shall manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute goods which do not conform to the Indian standard specified in the order. Manufacturers of these products are required to apply for registration from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) after getting their product tested from BIS recognized labs.

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) then registers the manufacturers under its registration scheme who are permitted to declare that their articles conform to the Indian Standard (s).

The registered manufacturers are then allowed to use the words “Self declaration – Conforming to IS …(corresponding Indian Standard number) along with R-XXXXXXXX(Registration number) and/or put the Standard Mark notified by the Bureau.

Compulsory Registration Scheme is operated under Chapter IVA of BIS Rules 1987

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Manufacturers of any of products notified in Compulsory Registration Order( dated 03rd October 2012 , dated 14th November 2014, and dated 23rd August 2016 issued by MietY) and dated 5th September 2017 issued by MNRE), located in India or outside India can apply for grant of Registration under Compulsory Registration Scheme(CRS).
  • Manufacturers have to apply for separate Registration number for products being manufactured at different locations.
  • Manufacturers have to apply for separate Registration number for each brand being manufactured at the same location.

How to Obtain BIS Certification for Electronic Components

How to Obtain BIS Certification for Electronic Components

Indian rules and regulation differ a lot in terms of diverse laws. As far as certifications for the product is concerned, there are various kinds of provisions that have been made in order to articulate and organize for quality assurance for the prospective parties. This assurance certificate is issued by the Bureau of Indian standards which are also known as BIS.

As far as rules and regulations are concerned, BIS certification assures that the quality of specified is up to the standards led by the Bureau of Indian standards as per the latest government dealing in important importing electronics and it information technology products without obtaining the compulsory registration for the electronic products.

There are many agencies that have been working on the same to gain approval for the category of electronic products BIS certification. Department of electronics and information technology introduced compulsory registration scheme in the year 2012 in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Standards. This scheme basically covered around 15 electronic and consumer goods and later on another 15 categories of products was added in the year 2014 followed by other consecutive amendments, which later became the requirement as new challenges came across.

The products further tested for safety purpose, as per the relevant IS standard. It is important for Foreign manufacturers to have appointed some local representatives in the domestic country who represent the manufacturer there and be responsible for bringing the product into the market. The program is mainly for the manufacturer and the required unique registration is granted for the respective category registration which is granted on the basis of three criteria that is, location brand name and product type.

We as a country have become strict in terms of quality controls, especially for electronic products. The main intention behind this rule is to put a stoppage on the rise in import of cheap electronic items and to provide a push to the manufacturing of local products under the perspective of make in India initiative.

According to the standards led by Bureau of Indian Standards, every company that is engaged in importing and selling of any kind of electronic products like mobile phones, LED products in the whole country. It is mandatory for them to get registered for permission through certificate with BIS for electronic components failing to which the import of imported goods might be subjected react quotation in case the applicable provisions are applied for the respective case.

Procedure to apply for the registration

  • Submit acknowledgement proof of online submission of the required file.
  • Provide address proof. This may include business license and other documents issued by the government of India to the business.
  • Registration application signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Alternatively, you can also attach an authority letter (legal) from the CEO.
  • Forms required for the category
  • Copy of The trademark application if it has been applied for, registration certificate of the brand name and an authorization letter from the owner of the brand.
  • The undertaking of the representative along with his ID proof of the person who has been assigned the affidavit, if the manufacturer is situated abroad.
  • Documents that have been come attached to the undertaking for the test report.
  • The next and final step to meet the certification is that the manufacturer has to file a bill of entry along with the commercial invoice, packing list insurance, cover note, bill of lading and country of origin certificate, in case the products are being imported.

Once the registration is approved, BIS issues a unique registration number to the manufacturer that is to be affixed on their products. For sure, you might get puzzled after knowing the lengthy procedures that one has to go through to obtain the certificate. But nothing to worry, as we are here at Silvereye Certifications to manage it all on your behalf to make sure quality reserved results. Information technology is our weapon, we tackle, innovate, improve productivity and profit margin.

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What is CRS-Compulsory Registration Scheme as Per BIS Rule?

What is CRS-Compulsory Registration Scheme as Per BIS Rule?

The department of electronics and information technology now called the ministry of electronics and information technology introduced the concept of a compulsory registration scheme (CRS) in the year 2012. According to the applicable standards by IS, the products are mandatory to be tested for safety reasons.

The main reason behind the introduction of compulsory registration scheme is that the products that are being circulated in the economy should be made free of any kind of doubt in terms of quality and no compromise should be made while this assuring this.

The scheme covers around 15 electronic and consumer products and related provisions to this in the initial year. Two years later in 2014, another list of 15 categories of products was added to the existing scheme.

According to the provisions of this CRS, it is mandatory for the manufacturers to get their products registered before bringing them into the market circulation.

As far as overseas manufacturers are concerned, it is required for them to keep a local representative in India on their behalf to represent them locally and be responsible for all the further procedures that are required to bring the product into the market.

One of the big reasons why this is needed in our system is that low cost and low-quality electronic products are being supplied in the economy for a long time. This exact thing has created an adverse effect on the quality- of conscious manufacturers for the long term. To make it a big thing, various structures of market surveillance have been designed to make sure that compliance is being adhered to. This program is basically for the manufacturer to provide them with unique registration for each manufacturing location they have.

BIS Certification is provided to them based on the following three criteria:

  • Product type
  • Brand category
  • Manufacturer with each registered location

The scheme has made it mandatory for the manufacturers to go through in-country lab testing, local and international Labs that are recognised by the Bureau of Indian Standards to test various products that are covered under this program. Following categories of products are covered under this scheme. Let us have a look –

Laptop, tablet, notebook, Plasma/ LED/ LCD TV, microwave oven, printers, plotters, scanners, set-top box, video display units video monitors, electronic games, optical disc players, wireless keyboards, telephone answering machine, electronic musical system ( minimum 200 watts), mains power electronic clocks, amplifiers with minimum 2000 watts, automatic data processing machines, power adaptor for IT, power adaptor for AV, Self ballasted LED lamps, LED control gear, mobile phones, POS, Cash register, Mail processing machines, passport readers, power Banks, UPS/inverter, LED luminaires for general purpose and sealed secondary cell batteries for portable devices.

Such standards are being developed and made mandatory by the government of India to

  •  Improve the quality of domestic product to improve global competitiveness.
  • To curb the dumping of non-compliant goods
  • Maintain the standards internationally on the global scenario as far as quality electronic and IT goods are concerned.
  • Ensure Indian customer which world-class quality of product with zero trust issues.

The government of India has also introduced this with the vision to assist in setting up of laboratory protest the electronic goods as per the approved orders with BIS certification.

Main features of the scheme are:

  • It applies to both importers and domestic organisation.
  • The registration is valid for initial 2 years and can be easily renewed on request only within case if no problematic issue is reported during the period of registration.
  • Initial registration lab recognition and renewal issues are handled by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • The testing procedures are carried out by recognized Labs.

What is Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)?

What is Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)?

Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India is a Government organization, under the Ministry of power. It was set up by Government of India on 1st March 2002 under the provision of Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

With the growth and development of the economy, the demand for energy is rising substantially. The whole world is dealing with climate change and global warming, we need a lot of measures to conserve energy because conservation is the least cost method to meet the increasing demands. Thus recognizing this need, BEE was set up with the objective of institutionalizing and strengthening the delivery mechanism of energy efficiently.

The Objectives of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

1. To exercise leadership and provide policies and direction for energy conservation.
2. To formulate energy efficiency and conservation policies and programs.
3. To leverage multi-lateral and bi-lateral and private sector programs.
4. To efficiently deliver energy services.
5. Coordination with government, industries, manufacturers and consumers to facilitate measures for energy conservation.

Major Functions of BEE

BEE does both regulatory as well as promotional activities.

Regulatory Functions:

  • The Setting of performance standards of appliances and their labeling designs scheme. The star rating of appliances like AC, Refrigerator, Fans, Water Heaters, etc. is a part of this.
  • Development of energy-efficient code of conduct for building and industries.
  • Certification of Energy Managers and Energy Auditors, who can perform Energy Audits.
  • Development and setting of norms for energy consumption.
    Promotional Functions:
  •  Organizing programs for energy efficiency, star rating and other awareness.
  • Arranging training for people to do energy efficiency projects.
  • Promotes innovative financing of energy efficiency projects.
  • Preparation of educational curriculum on efficient use of energy and its conservation.
  • Developing testing and certification procedures.

Star Rating of Appliances

Star Ratings of appliances provide the statistics of how energy efficient the products are. It is given on a scale of 5. Higher the rating, higher the efficiency of the appliance. The basic objective of these ratings is to educate and aware the consumers about the energy efficiency of the appliance. This makes the manufacturer more responsible to create energy-efficient appliances. The manufacturers are required to put these star rated labels on products as per the Standards and Labeling Program introduced in 2006. Appliances like AC, Refrigerator, geysers, washing machines and microwave ovens, have to be star rated mandatory.

Thus if you are a manufacturer of these products then manufacture energy-efficient products to conserve and save energy.