On January 16, 2013, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India published the ‘Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012’ (S.O. 2357(E), dated October 3, 2012). The goods or articles specified under this Order shall be complied with the applicable Indian Standards (IS). The manufacturer of a covered product shall apply for registration with BIS after testing the product in a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) accredited laboratory. Once registered with BIS, manufacturers can declare that their products comply with the relevant Indian Standards and will be allowed to use the “Standard Mark” notified by BIS. As of March 2021, the products subject to CRS are as follows. However, this shall not apply to products for export and products for which specific exemption letters have been issued by the Central Government.

S.No. Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Phase I
1 Electronic Games (Video) IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements
2 Laptops/Notebooks/Tablets IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment Safety -General Requirements
3 Plasma/LCD/LED Televisions of screen size 32 inches & above IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus -Safety Requirements
4 Optical Disc Players with built in amplifiers of input power 200W and above IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements
5 Microwave Ovens IS 302 : Part 2 : Sec 25 : 2014 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 inch & above IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
7 Printers/ Multi-Function Devices (MFD)/ Plotters IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
8 Scanners IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
9 Wireless Keyboards IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
10 Telephone Answering Machines IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
11 Amplifiers with input power 2000W and above IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements
12 Electronic Musical Systems 200 Watt & above IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements
13 Electronic Clocks with Mains Power IS 302 : Part 2 : Sec 26 : 2014 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: Part 2 Particular requirements: Section 26 Clocks
14 Set Top Boxes IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment Safety-General Requirements
15 Automatic Data Processing Machines IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment Safety-General Requirements
Phase II
16 Power Adaptors for IT Equipment IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment Safety-General Requirements
17 Power Adaptors for Audio, Video & Similar Electronic Apparatus IS 616:2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements
18 UPS/Inverters of rating ≤ 5kVA IS 16242 : Part 1 : 2014 Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) Part 1 General and Safety Requirements for UPS
19 DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gears for LED Modules IS 15885 : Part 2 : Sec 13 : 2012 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 nonacid Electrolytes for use in portable applications IS 16046 : Part 1 : 2018 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 Part 1 Nickel Systems
IS 16046 : Part 2 : 2018 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 Part 2 Lithium Systems
21 Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services IS 16102 : Part 1 : 2012 Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services Part 1 Safety Requirements
22 Fixed General Purpose LED Luminaries IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 1 : 2012 Luminaries Part 5 Particular Requirements Sec 1 General purpose luminaries
23 Mobile Phones IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety- General Requirements
24 Cash Registers IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment – Safety- General Requirements
25 Point of Sale Terminals IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment - Safety- General Requirements
26 Copying Machines/Duplicators IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment - Safety- General Requirements
27 Smart Card Readers IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment - Safety- General Requirements
28 Mail Processing Machines/Postage Machines/ Franking Machines IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment - Safety- General Requirements
29 Passport Readers IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information Technology Equipment - Safety- General Requirements
30 Power Bank for use in portable applications IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 I Information Technology – Equipment – Safety – General Requirements
31 Indian Language Support for Mobile Phones IS 16333 : Part 3 : 2017 Mobile Phone Handsets Part 3 Indian Language Support for Mobile Phone Handsets – Specific Requirements
Phase III
32 Recessed LED Luminaries IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 2 : 2012 Luminaries Part 5: Particular Requirements-Section 2: Recessed Luminaries
33 LED Luminaries for Road and Street Lightings IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 3 : 2012 Luminaries: Part 5: Particular Requirements, Section 3: Luminaries for Road and Street Lighting
34 LED Flood Lights IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 5 : 2013 Luminaries: Part 5: Particular Requirements, Section 5 Flood Lights
35 LED Hand Lamps IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 6 : 2013 Luminaries Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 6 Hand Lamps
36 LED Lighting Chains IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 7 : 2017 Luminaries Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 7 Lighting Chains
37 LED Luminaries for Emergency Lighting IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 8 : 2013 Luminaries Part 5: Particular Requirements Section 8 Emergency Lighting
38 UPS/Inverters of rating ≤ 10kVA IS 16242 : Part 1 : 2014 Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) Part 1 General and Safety Requirements for UPS
39 Plasma/LCD/LED Televisions of screen size upto 32 inches IS 616 : 2017 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus -Safety Requirements
40 Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size upto 32 inch 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 or Household and similar electrical appliances Part 1 General requirements
43 USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanner 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
Phase IV
45 Independent LED Modules for General Lighting IS 16103 : Part 1 : 2012 LED modules for general lighting: Part 1 safety requirements
46 Lighting Chains (Rope Lights) IS 10322 : Part 5 : Sec 9 : 2017 Luminaries: Part 5 Particular Requirements Section 9 Rope Lights
47 Keyboards IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information technology equipment – safety part 1 general requirements
48 Induction Stoves IS 302 : Part 2 : Sec 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 Drives IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information technology equipment – safety part 1 general requirements
51 Wireless Headphones and Earphones 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 Systems 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 Televisions other than Plasma/LCD/LED TVs IS 616 : 2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements
56 Rice Cookers IS 302 : Part 2 : Sec 15 : 2009 safety of household and similar electrical appliances: part 2 particular requirements: section 15 appliances for heating liquids
Phase V
57 Wireless microphones IS 616 : 2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements
58 Digital Cameras IS 13252 : Part 1 : 2010 Information technology equipment – safety part 1 general requirements
59 Video cameras IS 616 : 2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements
60 Webcams (Finished Product) IS 616 : 2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements
61 Smart Speakers (with and without Display) IS 616:2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements
62 Dimmers for LED products IS 60669 : Part 2 : Sec 1 : 2008 Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 1 Electronic Switches
63 Bluetooth speakers IS 616 : 2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements

Note:For the purpose of the scheme, the latest version of Indian standards including the amendments issued thereof shall be applicable from the date as notified by the Bureau.

Standard Mark (sample) for notified products under CRS

MeitY published the ‘Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021’ (S.O. 1248(E), dated March 18, 2021), which will come into effect six months after the date of publication.  This Order shall not apply to goods or articles having a valid registration number in accordance with the provisions of the 2012 Order, but the renewal of registration shall be done in accordance with the provisions of the 2021 Order.


Index of India

Framework of EHS laws and regulations in India.

Category Theme
Overall Overview, Environmental Standards
Chemical Chemical Management
Waste Waste Management
Energy Energy Efficiency Regulation of Products
Product Designs Product Designs in India
Water Water Pollution Control
Air Air Pollution Control
Other Pollution Noise, Vibration and Odour Control
OSH Occupational Safety and Health