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Overview of BIS CRS Registration:

BIS Stands for Bureau of Indian Standards and CRS stands for Compulsory Registration Scheme. CRS registration is a product registration scheme under BIS which was originally launched for Electronic goods under which later on Electrical and other types of goods also have been included.BIS is the implementation body for the quality control orders known as Gazette notifications released by various ministries of government of India.

government of India. First quality control order for CRS certification was released for implementation in the year 2012 and since then the products have been added in a phase-wise manner in this scheme over the years. After the recent notifications more than 80 products under various Indian Standards are covered under BIS CRS registration procedure.

Products Covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme.

BIS CRS certification can only be taken in case of mandatory products, unlike ISI mark it cannot be taken on products voluntarily for which no QCO’s have been released. Products covered under CRS scheme can be accessed from the link below to BIS website on this link

Eligibility Criteria for the BIS CRS Registration.

Below are the eligibility criterias for applying for CRS registration :

1. The applicant must be a manufacturer , can be of Indian or foreign origin.
2.In case of foreign manufacturer, the applicant must have an Authorized Indian Representative appointed ( AIR ), Which can be their own branch office, or another company authorized by them.
3.Test report must be available from a BIS approved laboratory as per the Indian Standard ( IS ) applicable on the product.

Documents Required ✔

The following documents are required for obtaining of CRS certification :

1. Address proof of the manufacturer.
2. Test report from BIS recognized test lab.
3. Undertakings as per BIS formats
4. Trademark certificate ( if the brand is registered ).
5. Agreement between the foreign manufacturer and AIR ( in case of import )
6. Affidavit in the applicable format
7. Fee receipt, etc,

Procedure

Obtaining a BIS CRS registration certificate is completely an online procedure. The steps involved in the same are as follows:

- Getting the product tested as per Indian Standard ( IS ) applicable on the product from a BIS approved laboratory.
- Preparation of documents as per BIS guidelines
- Payment of the requisite fees as per the fee structure
- Filing of the online application.
- Clearing of queries on the application if any raised by the department.
- Grant of registration number.
- Mentioning the registration number along with Indian Standard and logo provided by BIS.

Timeline : The certificate can be obtained in approx 4 weeks from the date of application.

Fees Structure:
1.) Government Fees: INR 53,000+GST@18% per report ( INR 20,000+GST@18% extra for every additional report in 1 application , or as as applicable case to case )
2.) Testing charges : Approx INR 10-20,000+GST@18% ( Depends on the product to be tested.)

Validity : Initially CRS certificate is granted for 2 years and after that it can be renewed upto 5 years by paying the requisite fee online.

Guidelines for E-Labelling of the products under the BIS CRS Registration Scheme:

The requirements for e-labelling are as given below:

  1. Devices utilizing e-labels shall have a physical label on the packaging of the product at the time of import, storage for sale and sale or distribution. For devices in bulk and not packaged individually, a removable adhesive label on the packaging is acceptable.

  2. Devices shall not require any special accessory/tool or supplemental plug-in (e.g., the installation of a SIM/USIM card) to access the e-label.
  3. The compliance related information shall be programmed by the responsible party and the information shall be secured in such a manner that third-party cannot modify it. The information can be in the firmware or software menu provided it is easily accessible and cannot be modified.

  4. Users shall be able to access the information without requiring special access codes or permissions and, in all cases the information shall be accessible in no more than four steps in a device’s menu.

  5. Users shall be provided specific instructions on how to access the information. The instructions shall be included in the user’s manual, operating instructions, or as an insert in the package of the product, or other similar means.

  6. Alternatively, the instructions to access the information may be available on the product related website. The instructions on how to access the website shall be provided in the user’s manual or package of the product.

  7. All the applicable regulatory information required on the packaging or user manual shall be provided according to the applicable rules even if it is displayed electronically.

  8. If the primary user manual or user guide is provided by other electronic media (e.g., CD or online access) this information may also be provided as part of e-label.

  9. The “Standard Mark” displayed electronically shall meet all the relevant requirements of the guidelines issued by BIS vide circular reference CMD 3/8:1/6975 dated 3 Dec 2015.

How will Sun Consultants & Engineers help you?

From collection of documents to getting the final registration / license is an exhaustive and tedious procedure, and requires technical know-how and experience, this is exactly where Sun Consultants and Engineers come into the picture.With over 10 years of experience in this field and after providing assistance to numerous manufacturers and importers , we can help you in smoothening of this process, by complete hand-holding solution, right from the beginning of the procedure to the grant of registration/license.

Below is the scope of work of Sun Consultants & Engineers:

  • Preparation of documents as per BIS guidelines
  • Submission of application to the department.
  • Clearing the queries from BIS ( if any ).
  • Follow-up with the department for grant of license.
  • Follow up with the test lab for releasing the test reports as per IS.
  • Checking if the labels that the manufacturer has marked as as per BIS guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

BIS Stands for Bureau of Indian Standards which is the institution which provides manufacturers with CRS registration, ISI mark and other certifications to ensure that the products sold in Indian market are compliant to the defined standards.

CRS stands for Compulsory Registration Scheme of BIS under which various products are granted registrations as per the relevant Indian Standards. After BIS CRS registration is granted, the registration number has to be mentioned on the product.

BIS CRS certification covers the majority of the electronic products that are sold in the Indian market, and the manufacturers, to ensure the products quality, have to adhere to this.

BIS CRS registration certificate is mandatory for more than 80 products, to know the list of products , click here.

Objectives of BIS are as follows:

  • To ensure that all consumers get high quality products
  • To ensure safety of consumer using the product
  • To demotivate production of low quality goods
  • To prevent other nations to dump inferior quality goods in India
  • To promote make in India
  • With standards being implemented on the manufacturer’s products they will be aware of the quality standards that they have to follow to make world-class products.

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