India publishes Quality Control Order for air conditioner and its related parts

On December 5, 2019, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry published the quality control order named as “Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Order, 2019”. The draft was notified to WTO-TBT on October 28 and this order will come into force from June 1 this year. This order shall not apply to goods or article meant for export.

Goods or articles specified in the table below shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the said table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”


Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Room air conditioners – unitary air conditioners. IS 1391 (Part 1): 2017 Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 1 Unitary Air Conditioners
Room air conditioners – split air conditioners. IS 1391 (Part 2): 2018 Room Air Conditioners- Specification Part 2 Split Air Conditioners
Ducted and package air conditioners. IS 8148: 2018 Ducted and Package Air Conditioners- Specification
Finned type heat exchanger for room air conditioners. IS 11329: 2018 Finned type Heat Exchanger for Room Air Conditioner
Temperature sensing control devices. IS/IEC 60730 (Part 2) Section 9: 2011 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 9 Temperature Sensing Controls

The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.

These orders can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English)