MAIT welcomes decision to extend BIS Certification deadline

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Bangalore: Manufacturers’Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body actively representing ICT Manufacturing, Training, IT, Design, R&D and associated services sector welcomed government’s decision to extend the deadline of ‘Requirement for Compulsory Registration Order 2012’ by three months. The new deadline for the mandatory BIS certification is January 3, 2014.

Government’s decision would also include registered goods where statement of self-declaration along with unique registration number has not been fixed by the manufacturing units. The registration letter issued by BIS shall suffice the purpose of clearance of such consignments by Customs or Excise till 03rdJanuary, 2014. However required labelling shall be placed by the manufacturer / local representatives of the manufacturing units before placing such goods into markets.

Commenting on this much needed extension, Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “The industry is elated with the extension of the deadline. With the dawn of festive season, this decision would help companies to maintain required supply of the products in the market and consumers can conveniently opt for products of their choice, further allowing companies to provide exciting festive discounts for its customers”.

The Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, notified by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) was scheduled to come in force with effect from April 3, 2013. It meant that no manufacturing, import, storage or sale of electronics products can be done without being registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The government order lists products under 15 categories ranging from video games, laptop, notebook, tablet and plasma / LCD / LED televisions, to microwave, printers and scanners, telephone answering machines, electronic music systems, etc.

Set up in 1982, MAIT represents the Hardware, Training, R&D & Hardware Design and other associated service segments of the Indian IT Industry.

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  1. The BIS should make things simplified rather than making it complicated, it looks like no small importer can meet this kind of requirement as it is a very complicated to understand & do it.
    I am surprised why such an important thing is not in news channels at all & no news channel is taking this issue seriously.
    1.The testing fees, & licensing fees are very high.
    2.Product quality is important but make it flexible.
    3.The testing & certificate to be issued should happen faster.
    4.There are many issues in our country like hundreds of children die due to mal nutrition.
    Bad roads infrastructure, garbages through out the city, so many crimes happening all over the country.
    I request the news channels to take up these serious issue of BIS CRS for electronic industry whose deadline is january 3 2014.
    My Suggestion is simplify the process, make proper arrangements for testing to what ever product required & get the certificate ASAP, reduce the cost of testing & registration,