Registration mandatory for sale of 15 electronic items: Govt

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The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has issued the Electronics and Information Technology Goods bringing into force a scheme for mandatory regime of registration of identified 15 electronic products so that these products meet specified safety standards, states a press release.

According to the release, the list of electronics products include video games, laptop/notebook/tablet, Plasma/LCD/LED televisions, microwave ovens, printers and scanners, telephone answering machines, electronic musical systems etc.

DeitY will approve such series of products. This will obviate the need for every single model of the same series to be registered, the statement said. The scheme also provides for DeitY and the BIS to randomly select samples of registered electronic goods to ascertain whether these goods conform to the Specified Standard.

“The scheme provides that no person shall by himself or through any person on his behalf manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute specified electronic goods which do not conform to the specified standard and do not bear the words “Self declaration – conforming to IS (Indian Standard) on such goods after obtaining registration from the BIS,” the statement said.

“Substandard or defective goods which do not conform to the specified standard will be deformed beyond use by the manufacturer and disposed of as scrap,” it added.

The scheme also provides that the electronic goods having different sizes, ratings, varieties etc, such goods shall be grouped and may be granted series approval for a series of products based on testing of representative models.

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