DeiTy (India) to impose its own standard for electronic products

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeiTy) has made it mandatory for all electronics goods manufacturer in the country to get standard compliant certificate from the BIS.

  • Applicable for electronic products imported or manufactured after April 2013.
  • Objective: To curb the grey market for sub-standard electronics products

How this move would help? What are the items covered under new standards?

How this move would help?

  • Electronics products market in India is expected to touch $ 158 billion by 2015. India has around 30-40% of the overall electronics market as grey market.  Many companies are selling sub-standard products to consumers.
  • This step by the government will safeguard consumers as it makes mandatory for the electronics manufacturer to get a standard complaint certificate before selling a product in the market.

What are the items covered under new standards?

  • Under this, the DeiTy has listed 15 product categories the sellers of which are mandatorily required to obtain standard compliant certificates before selling in India.
  • Those include laptops, tablets, LCD, LED televisions, optical disc players, microwave ovens, printers, scanners, wireless keyboards, video monitors, telephone answering machines, amplifiers, musical systems, electronic clocks and set top boxes among others.
  • In second phase, the department plans to include mobile phones and some other electronics goods to make them follow the new standards.

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