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BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS)

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

National Standard Body of India

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is the National Standard Body of India for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of consumer products.

Following are the Electronic and IT products, notified by Govt. of India, which require to be marked with BIS Standard Safety mark before they can be manufactured/imported and sold in the Indian market.

Mandatory Registration Product List

1. Electronic Games (Video)
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

2. Laptop, Notebook, Tablets
IS 13252 (Part-1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

3. Plasma/ LCD/LED Televisions of screen size 32″ & above
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

4. Optical Disc Players with built in amplifiers of input power 200W and above
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

5. Microwave Ovens
IS 302-2-25

 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: Part 2 Particular requirements: Section 25 Microwave ovens

6. Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size 32″ & above
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

7. Printers, Plotters
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

8. Scanners
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

9. Wireless Keyboards
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

10. Telephone Answering Machines
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

11. Amplifiers with input power 2000W and above
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

12. Electronic Musical Systems with input power 200W and above
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

13. Electronic Clocks with Mains Powers
IS 302-2:26

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: Part 2 Particular requirements: Section 26 Clocks

14. Set Top Box
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

15. Automatic Data Processing Machine
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements

16. Power Adaptors for IT Equipments
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment- Safety General Requirements

17. Power Adaptors for Audio, Video & Similar Electronic Apparatus
IS 616

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus-Safety Requirements

18. UPS / Invertors of rating ≤ 5kVA
IS 16242 (Part 1)

General and Safety Requirements for UPS

19. DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear for LED Modules
IS 15885 (Part 2/Sec 13)

Safety of Lamp Control gear Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 13 d.c. or a.c. Supplied Electronic Control gear for LED Modules

20. Sealed Secondary Cells/Batteries containing Alkaline or other non-acid Electrolytes for use in portable applications
IS 16046

Secondary Cells and Batteries containing Alkaline or other non-acid Electrolytes-Safety Requirements for Portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them for use in portable applications

21. Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services
IS 16102(Part 1)

Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services Part 1 Safety Requirements

22. Fixed General Purpose LED Luminaries
10322 (Part 5/Sec 1)

Luminaries Part 5 Particular Requirements Sec 1 Fixed General purpose luminaries

23. Mobile Phones
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

24. Cash Registers
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

25. Point of Sale Terminals
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

26. Copying Machines / Duplicators
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

27. Smart Card Readers
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

28. Mail Processing Machines / Postage Machines/Franking Machines
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

29. Passport Reader
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

30. Power Banks for use in portable applications
IS 13252 (Part 1)

Information Technology Equipment-Safety-General Requirements

31. Mobile Phones
IS 16333 (Part-3)

Mobile Phone Handsets Part 3 Indian Language Support for Mobile Phone Handsets – Specific Requirements

32. Recessed LED Luminaries
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 2): 2012

 Luminaires Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 2 Recessed Luminaires

33. LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 3): 2012

Luminaires – Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 3 Luminaires for Road and Street Lighting

34. LED Flood Lights
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 5): 2013

Luminaires – Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 5 Flood Lights

35. LED Hand lamps
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 6): 2013

Luminaires – Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 6 Hamp Lamps

36. LED Lighting Chains
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 7): 2013

Luminaires – Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 7 Lighting Chains

37. LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting
IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 8): 2013

Luminaires – Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 8 Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

38. UPS/Inverters of rating ≤ 10kVA
IS 16242 (Part 1):2014

General and Safety Requirements for UPS

39. Plasma/ LCD / LED Television of screen size up-to 32”
IS 616:2010

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements

40. Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size up-to 32”
IS 13252 (Part 1):2010

Information Technology Equipment –Safety General Requirements

41. CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders
IS 13252 (Part 1):2010

Information Technology Equipment –Safety General Requirements

42. Adapters for household and similar electrical appliances
IS 302 (Part 1): 2008

Safety of Household and similar electrical appliances Part 1 General requirements

43. USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanners
IS 13252 (Part 1):2010

Information Technology Equipment –Safety General Requirements

44. Smart watches
IS 13252 (Part 1):2010

Information Technology Equipment –Safety General Requirements

45. Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting
IS 16103: Part 1: 2012

LED modules for general lighting: Part 1
safety requirements

46. Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)
IS 10322: Part 5 Section 9: 2017

Luminaries: Part 5 Particular
Requirements Section 9 Rope Lights

47. Keyboard
IS 13252: Part 1 :2010

Information technology equipment -
safety part 1 general requirements

48. Induction Stove
IS 302: Part 2: Section 6: 2009

Safety of household and similar electrical
appliances: part 2 particular
requirements, section 6 cooking ranges,
hobs, ovens and similar appliances

49. Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Information technology equipment -
safety part 1 general requirements

50. USB Type External Hard Disk Drive
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Information technology equipment -
safety part 1 general requirements

51. Wireless Headphone and Earphone
IS 616: 2017

Audio, video and similar electronic
apparatus-safety requirements

52. USB Type External Solid State Storage Devices (above 256 GB capacity)
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Information technology equipment -
safety part 1 general requirements

53. Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 Watts
IS 616: 2017

Audio, video and similar electronic
apparatus-safety requirements

54. Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with output voltage 48 V (max
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Information technology equipment -
safety part 1 general requirements

55. Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs
IS 616: 2017

Audio, video and similar electronic
apparatus-safety requirements

56. Rice Cooker
IS 302: Part 2: Section 15: 2009

safety of household and similar electrical appliances: part 2 particular requirements: section 15 appliances for heating liquids

FAQ

The BIS Registration is granted by BIS office after successful safety testing of the product as per notified Indian Standard and furnishing of necessary documents.

Required Documents

Required Document List for BIS Registration is divided into the following steps: 

Firstly, you need to provide sample(s) along with the Technical Information of Product for lab test. It’s all about construction / structural details of the product like –

  • PCB Layout
  • Schematic Diagram
  • User Manual
  • Critical Component List (CCL)

Secondly, you need to provide the Factory Documents & Information to complete the BIS Application Form & Process. It’s all about basic information about the manufacturing unit like –

  • Legal Address Proof of Factory (Manufacturing License Copy)
  • Trade Mark Registration Copy (Brand Name Registration)
  • IS 9001 Certificate Copy (if the certificate is not available, then Organizational Chart of Factory (Top Management + QA Team), List of Machinery and List of Equipments (QA))
  • Documents of Authorized Indian Representative (AIR), in case of foreign manufacturer
Costing and Timeline for Electronics and IT Products

Costing 

For a customized and attractive quotation, please contact us with your product details

Timeline

For the first lead model: 20-30 working days

For subsequent lead model : (Inclusion) 15-20 working days

  • This duration can be reduced if all the required information and documents are submitted promptly by the applicant.
Costing and Timeline for PV Modules

Costing

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Timeline

For PV Modules 3 to 4 months

For Inverters 1 to 2 months

For Storage Battery 1 to 2 months

 This duration can be reduced if all the required information and documents are submitted promptly by the applicant, as and when required.
Validity and Renewal

BIS Registration is valid for 2 years which can be renewed subsequently. Few documents and fees will be needed to get a renewal. Testing of sample is not required for it again.

Number of Series Guideline

In Single BIS Registration Application10 similar models (series models) of one brand can be processed together provided all models fall in the series guideline. Only Set Top Box can have multiple brands of 10 series models in single BIS Registration Application. For cell and battery, it can be up to 20 series models (1+19).

Series guidelines for 1st phase of 15 products (Click here)

Series guidelines for 2nd phase of 15 products (Click here)

Revised guidelines for the 2nd phase of 15 products (Click here)

Series guidelines for 3rd phase of products (Click here)

Registration Process

Process of BIS Registration is divided into steps: 

Step-1: Register on BIS Portal and obtain Login Credentials

Step-2: Select a Test Lab and Generate Test Request

Step-3: Submit Sample(s) to the Lab

Step-4: Receive Notification of Lab after Testing along with Test Report Number

Step-5: Login Using Existing Credentials and select Test Request reference to Upload Test Report

Step-6: Online Submission of Documents and other Details & Payment of Fee

Step-7: Submit Affidavit to BIS by Post

Guidelines for Importer and Trader

BIS Registration Certificate is issued to Manufacturing Units only and no Importer or Trader can get it in their own name.

All Importers and Traders need to get BIS Registration for their respective Manufacturing Unit before placing their order for scheduled electronic items. They can initiate & coordinate the process of BIS Registration on behalf of their respective manufacturing unit.

Importer/Trader can request the manufacturing unit to get the BIS Registration in their (Importer’s/Trader’s) brand name.

Importer/Trader can become the Indian Representative for Foreign Manufacturing Unit as it is mandatory to have an Indian Representative to get BIS Registration.

Exempted Products List

Exempted Products List

If you are manufacturing or importing the product which is defined in Mandatory BIS Registration List and your product meets at least one of the following criteria –

a.  Equipment Powered by Three-phase power supply, OR

b.  Equipment Powered by Single phase power supply with a current rating exceeding 16 Ampere, OR

c.  Equipment with dimensions exceeding 1.5 m x 0.8 m, OR

d.  Equipment with a weight exceeding 80 Kg.

 

And also, you are importing / manufacturing less than 100 unit per year.

Then BIS Registration will not be applicable to your product. For example, if you are importing large format printers which dimension is exceeding 1.5m x 0.8m and quantity is less than 100 units per year then BIS Registration will not be applicable on this product. You only need to submit the "Self Declaration" letter for the same to get the clearance at the customs.

Guidelines for Marking Label after BIS

The Marking Label must be clear on every product which cannot be removed, cannot be scratched and cannot be washed off by normal efforts. It is advised to emboss or print marking label on the product. The printed metal plate of the marking label well fixed on the product can also be a good option.

The Product Marking Label must mention the following information :

  • Name of Product (Category)
  • Model Number
  • Brand Name
  • Power Rating (Input / Output)
  • Name of Manufacturer
  • Made in Country Name (Like Made In India, Made In China etc.)

Other information on marking label is optional and can be mentioned as per products’ individual requirements. 

Fixing of BIS Logo on Product

BIS Logo must be put on every registered product & packaging after getting the BIS Registration Number of that particular product (model). The logo should be non-washable and non-removable. It is better to put it either by embossing or printing. The logo must be visible clearly and preferred to be fixed on marking label or nearby.

Please remember, no scheduled product can be sold or can be exported to India without BIS Logo & BIS Registration Number fixed on it.

BIS Logo is the combination of the following:

  • IS Standard Number
  • Icon
  • Registration Number
  • URL of BIS Website (www.bis.org.in)

View the Logo Guidelines click here

Kind of Business License Required

Business License of the applicant (manufacturer) is required to get BIS Registration.  Below are the features carried out by Business License:

  • Business License should be issued by Government Authority
  • Manufacturing / Production word must be mentioned in Business Scope
  • Exact English Translation (in the same format) must be presented along with a copy of original License (if it is issued in other Language)
  • Both copies (English + Original) must be sealed & signed by the applicant

Business License without business scope as manufacturing or production will not be accepted.

If a Business scope is not mentioned in Business License then ISO Certificate or any other Government Certificate (Like Tax Registration etc) of the same factory which carries the business scope as the manufacturer can be produced along with a copy of Business License for the support of Factory Proof. This supportive certificate also must be presented with the English Translated version with sign & seal by applicant.

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