In 2012 Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) was introduced by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) now called Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) along with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Under this scheme it is mandatory for manufacturers to get their products registered before launching them in market.
BIS Registration is essential for all the electronic products which are listed in Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) and If you want to sell the particular product in India.All manufacturers’regardless (foreign or Indian) need to apply for this registration to Import the product in India or for doing sales in to Indian market.
Highlights of BIS – CRD
  • The products are tested for safety as per the applicable IS standard.
  • Overseas Manufacturers are required to have a local representative in India who will represent the manufacturer locally and will be responsible for placing the product in the market.
  • This program is for the manufacturer and unique registration is granted for each manufacturing location
  • BIS Registration Certificate is issued to Manufacturing Units only and no Importer or Trader can get it in their own name.
Registration is granted based on the following criteria (3 Basic Elements)
  • Manufacturer (Each Location)
  • Brand Name
  • Product type
Other Points to understands
Marking Requirements: Standard mark for CRS to be marked on the products and packaging after BIS registration is granted.
Registration Validity: Registration is valid for two years and can be renewed if there is no change in the product and the standard.
Test Report: Issued by BIS Recognized Testing Laboratory in India (Foreign labs are not recognised for this program) and as per the series guidelines issued by MeitY, a report can cover maximum of ten (10) models in a series. For Sealed Secondary cell/batteries twenty (20) models and for Fixed LED Luminaires fifty (50) models can be covered in a series.
Process of BIS Registration is divided in two steps:
Step-1: Firstly, the sample of product is to be given to “BIS Approved Indian Laboratory” for testing under defined IS Standard.
Step-2: Secondly, after getting the test report, apply to BIS Office with prescribed filled-up Form VI attached with lab test report, factory documents, information & undertaking. After scrutiny of all submitted documents & information, BIS Registration Certificate will be issued.
Information Required for BIS Registration Process
  • 1. Technical Information of Product for LAB TESTING
  • 1.1. PCB Layout
  • 1.2. Schematic Diagram
  • 1.3. User Manual
  • 1.4. Critical Component List (CCL)
Registration is granted based on the following criteria (3 Basic Elements)
  • 2. Factory Documents & Information to complete the BIS Application Form & Process.The Basic information for manufacturing unit is required
  • 2.1. Legal Address Proof of Factory (Manufacturing License Copy)
  • 2.2. Trade Mark Registration Copy (Brand Name Registration)
  • 2.3. Organizational Chart of Factory (Top Management + QA Team)
  • 2.4. List of Machinery
  • 2.5. List of Equipments (QA)
  • 2.6. Documents of Authorized Indian Representative (AIR), in case of foreign manufacturer
Timeline for BIS Registration

Total Time for BIS Registration will be approx. 30-35 working days, including testing time (15-20 working days) and BIS application processing time (10-15 working days).
If documents are complete and can be provided in stipulated time then the Time period can me met or shorten

LIST of products

There are 44 products category which are identified by DEITY which requires BIS Registration Certificate and is applicable to all Indian as well Foreign Manufacturers. List is as below-

Products Products
AMPLIFIERS WITH INPUT POWER 2000W AND ABOVE MOBILE PHONES
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINE SELF-BALLASTED LED LAMPS FOR GENERAL LIGHTING SERVICES
ELECTRONIC CLOCKS WITH MAINS POWER DC OR AC SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC CONTROLGEAR FOR LED MODULES
ELECTRONIC GAMES (VIDEO) POWER ADAPTORS FOR AUDIO,VIDEO & SIMILAR ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
ELECTRONIC MUSICAL SYSTEMS WITH INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE POWER ADAPTORS FOR IT EQUIPMENTS
LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK/TABLET FIXED GENERAL PURPOSE LED LUMINAIRES
MICROWAVE OVENS UPS/INVERTORS OF RATING <= 5KVA
OPTICAL DISC PLAYERS WITH BUILT IN AMPLIFIERS OF INPUT POWER 200W AND ABOVE SEALED SECONDARY CELLS/BATTERIES CONTAINING ALKALINE OR OTHER NON-ACID ELECTROLYTES FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS
PLASMA/LCD/LED TELEVISIONS OF SCREEN SIZE 32"; AND ABOVE INDIAN LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR MOBILE PHONE HANDSETS
PRINTERS, PLOTTERS Recessed LED Luminaries
SCANNERS LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting
SET TOP BOX LED Flood Lights
TELEPHONE ANSWERING MACHINES LED Hand lamps
VISUAL DISPLAY UNITS, VIDEOS MONITORS OF SCREEN SIZE 32" AND ABOVE LED Lighting Chains
WIRELESS KEYBOARDS LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting
CASH REGISTERS UPS/Inverters of rating <= 10kVA
COPYING MACHINES/DUPLICATORS Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up-to 32
PASSPORT READER Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size upto 32
POINT OF SALE TERMINALS CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders
MAIL PROCESSING MACHINES/POSTAGE MACHINES/FRANKING MACHINES Adapters for household and similar electrical appliances
POWER BANKS FOR USE IN PORTABLE APPLICATIONS USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanners
SMART CARD READER Smart watches