India publishes notification adding 12 product categories to the Compulsory Registration Scheme.

Added keyboards, rice cookers, etc

On April 1, 2020, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) published a notification (S.O. 1236(E).) to add the following 12 product categories (No. 45 to 56) to the scope of the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) under “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”.

No Product Category Indian Standard Number
45 Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting IS 16103: Part 1: 2012
46 Lighting Chain (Rope Lights) IS 10322: Part 5 Section 9: 2017
47 Keyboard IS 13252: Part 1 :2010
48 Induction Stove IS 302: Part 2: Section6: 2009
49 Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines IS 13252 Part 1 :2010
50 USB Type External Hard Disk Drive IS 13252 Part 1 :2010
51 Wireless Headphone and Earphone IS 616: 2017
52 USB Type External Solid-State Storage Devices
(above 256 GB capacity)
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010
53 Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 Watts IS 616: 2017
54 Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)
with output voltage 48V (max)
IS 13252 Part 1 :2010
55 Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs IS 616: 2017
56 Rice Cooker IS 302: Part 2: Section15: 2009

For all the product categories mentioned in the Schedule, the latest standards as published and notified by Bureau of Indian Standards from time to time would apply on expiry of six months from the date of notification of such standards by the Bureau.

The provisions of the said Order shall apply on the product categories added by this notification on the expiry of six months from the date of publication of this notification in the official Gazette. For all the product categories notified under the said Order, 2012, a transition period of three months (max), from the date of coming into effect of the notification for the particular product category, would be available to the representative of the foreign manufacturing unit having liaison office or branch office located in India for affixing Standard Mark at the ports which are already having unique registration number from the Bureau for clearance of goods from customs.

Since the Multifunction Devices (MFDs) are basically printers with additional capabilities like Fax, Scan, Photocopy etc., thus, it is clarified that they are covered under the category of Printers/Plotters notified vide Gazette Notification dated 3rd October 2012.

“Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” can be downloaded at the following URL (in Hindi and English).
http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/218993.pdf