Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) Registration

  • Compulsory Registration Scheme
  • Who can apply
  • Steps involved in Registration
  • Product Coverd Under 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.
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 R-XXXXXXXX(Registration number) and/or put the Standard Mark notified by the Bureau.

Who Can Apply

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

Steps involved in Registration

  •  Applicants are required to apply online for grant of Registration.
  •  Test reports issued from labs recognized by BIS under CRS to be submitted with application.
  •  All foreign applicants having no liaison office or branch office located in India have to appoint Authorized Indian Representative(AIR) as per the guidelines issued by BIS in the prescribed nomination form.
  •  Authorized Indian Representatives of applicants located outside India have to submit an affidavit cum undertaking as per Format A/Format B as mentioned in the guidelines.
  •  All applicants located in India must submit an affidavit cum undertaking as per Format C.
  •  Fee to be deposited as per the fee structure for CRS
  •  Fill the application form (Form VI) online. Refer the checklist of documents to be submitted along with the application form.
  •   copies of application to be submitted within 15 days of online submission of the application. In case of non-receipt of hard copies of application within fifteen days of online submission, the application wil be treated as closed.1
  •   will scrutinize the applications. (Refer some of the commonly observed shortcomings overserved by BIS during scrutiny of application.)
  •  All queries on the application will be raised by BIS online and must be replied by applicants online.
  •  The shortcomings communicated must be complied by the applicant without any delay.
  •  The applicant will be responsible for overall delay in Grant of Registration in case of incomplete application and delayed response to queries.
  •   Once query is satisfactorily resolved and affidavit cum undertaking has been submitted, Registration is granted by BIS.
  •   The grant of Registration letter will be uploaded on the applicant's portal.2
  •   Registered manufacturers can request for inclusion of new models of the same product and brand under same registration number. For details on inclusion, click here.
  •   Registration is initially granted for 2 years which must be renewed after every 2 years. For details on renewal, click here.
  •   Refer to guidelines for use of Standard Mark and labelling requirements under BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme for Electronic and IT Products, after Grant of Registration.

Following products are covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme

Sl. No. Product Indian Standard number
( IS No.)
1 AMPLIFIERS WITH INPUT POWER 2000W AND ABOVE IS 616:2010*
2 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINE IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
3 ELECTRONIC CLOCKS WITH MAINS POWER IS 302-2-26:2014*
4 ELECTRONIC GAMES (VIDEO) IS 616:2010*
5 ELECTRONIC MUSICAL SYSTEMS WITH INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE IS 616:2010*
6 LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK/TABLET IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
7 MICROWAVE OVENS IS 302-2-25:2014*
8 OPTICAL DISC PLAYERS WITH BUILT IN AMPLIFIERS OF INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE IS 616:2010*
9 PLASMA/LCD/LED TELEVISIONS OF SCREEN SIZE 32"; AND ABOVE IS 616:2010*
10 PRINTERS, PLOTTERS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
11 SCANNERS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
12 SET TOP BOX IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
13 TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINES IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
14 VISUAL DISPLAY UNITS, VIDEOS MONITORS OF SCREEN SIZE 32" AND ABOVE IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
15 WIRELESS KEYBOARDS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
16 CASH REGISTERS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
17 COPYING MACHINES/DUPLICATORS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
18 PASSPORT READER IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
19 POINT OF SALE TERMINALS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
20 MAIL PROCESSING MACHINES/POSTAGE MACHINES/FRANKING MACHINES IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
21 POWER BANKS FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
22 SMART CARD READER IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
23 MOBILE PHONES IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
24 SELF-BALLASTED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES IS 16102(Part 1):2012*
25 DC OR AC SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC CONTROLGEAR FOR LED MODULES IS 15885(Part 2/Sec 13):2012*
26 POWER ADAPTORS FOR AUDIO,VIDEO & SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS IS 616:2010*
27 POWER ADAPTORS FOR IT EQUIPMENTS IS 13252(Part 1):2010*
28 FIXED GENERAL PURPOSE LED LUMINAIRES IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 1):2012*
29 UPS/INVERTORS OF RATING <= 5KVA IS 16242(Part 1):2014*
30 SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS IS 16046:2015*
31 INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR MOBILE PHONE HANDSETS IS 16333 (Part 3) : 2016*