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India Compulsory Registration Scheme & Electrical Standards

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About India’s Compulsory Registration Scheme

There is a wide range of Indian electrical standards that ensure high levels of safety and quality for consumers and industry. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MEITY) Compulsory Registration Scheme represents these standards and requires mandatory certification for numerous electronic products imported by foreign firms.

To achieve certification, you must first choose a local representative to work with and then have tests conducted by an in-country, recognized laboratory.

Registration is achieved by successfully demonstrating compliance to the MEITY requirements, using a testing laboratory recognized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and accredited by the Indian National Accreditation Bureau of Laboratories (NABL) to ISO 17025.

Consumer electronics brands hoping to access India’s enormous market are obliged to register and certify their goods against India’s Compulsory Registration Scheme. It is a legal requirement – without which you are prohibited from selling any of the products covered by the regulation.

Compliance also demonstrates to consumers that your product is safe, thereby enhancing your brand and reputation in India.

TÜV SÜD helps you demonstrate compliance fast

TÜV SÜD India provides a one-stop solution for compliance with all Indian standards for electrical goods and appliances.. As one of the world’s largest independent providers of testing and certification services, TÜV SÜD has complete knowledge of local legislation, guidelines and standards, helping you to streamline the compliance process for your electrical and electronic products within the Indian market.

As a BIS accredited laboratory, our strong working relationships with Indian regulators and national certification bodies helps you to achieve compliance and minimize time to market. Our dedicated Global Market Access managers deliver a local service backed up by our extensive global network of experts. We can deliver a wealth of value-added services, including the latest technical, certification and regulatory procedures.

Our experts take you through the 3-step process to certification:

  1. Submit your application with essential documents to TÜV SÜD
  2. Send sample to TÜV SÜD India Laboratory for testing
  3. Register product online with BIS

We provide testing and certification services under India’s Compulsory Registration Scheme for an extensive list of product types:

 TÜV SÜD Accredited Product

Indian Standard Number

Electronic games (Video)

IS 616:2010

Laptop / notebook / tablets

IS 13252:2010

Plasma / LCD / LED televisions of screen size 32 inch and above

IS 616:2010

Optical disc players with built in amplifiers of input power of 200W and above

IS 616:2010

Microwave ovens

IS 302 (Part 2 / Sec 25):2014

Visual display units, video monitors of screen size 32 inch and above


Printers and plotters




Wireless keyboards


Telephone answering machines


Amplifiers with input power 200W and above

IS 616:2010

Electronic musical instruments with input power 200W and above

IS 616:2010

Electronic clocks with mains power

IS 302 (Part 2 / Sec 26):2014

Set top box


Automatic data processing machines


Power adaptors for IT equipment


Power adaptors for audio-video & similar electronic apparatus


Mobile phones


Cash registers


Point of sale terminals


Copying machines / duplicators


Smart card readers


Mail processing machines / postage machines / franking machines


Passport reader


Power banks for use in portable applications



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