SAFEGUARDS | Electrical & Electronics NO. 168/15

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has recently published a notice in the Gazette of India, announcing an extension to the implementation date of the Electronics and IT Goods Registration Order for several product categories.

On August 7, 2015, The Bureau of India Standards (BIS) published a notice regarding the extension of the implementation deadline for six product categories covered by the “Electronics and IT Goods Requirements for Compulsory Registration Order, 2012”, in the Gazette of India [1]. The new deadline for the product categories covered is December 1, 2015.

The six product categories involved are part of the 15 new product categories added to the regulation in November 2014. Their compulsory registration requirements were supposed to come into effect mid-August 2015. As various industry stakeholders have sought more time to ensure smooth implementation of these requirements, and upon constructive discussions with the regulatory body, BIS has accepted the request to further postpone the implementation deadline. Therefore the new implementation deadline has been set to December 1, 2015.

Table 1: The product categories covered by the extension are:

Product Category Number


Indian Standard Number

Title of India Standard


Power adaptors for IT equipment

IS 13253 (Part-1):2010

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – General Requirements


Power adaptors for audio, video and similar electronic apparatus

IS 616:2010

Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements


UPS/invertors rating smaller or equal to 5kVA

IS 16242 (Part-1):2014

General and Safety Requirements for UPS


DC or AC supplied electronic controlgear for LED modules

IS 15885

(Part-2/Sec 13):2012

Safety of Lamp Controlgear Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 13 D.C. or A.C. Supplied Electronic Controlgear for LED Modules


Sealed secondary cells/batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes for use in portable applications

IS 16046:2012

Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or other Non-acid Electrolytes – Safety Requirements for Portable Sealed Secondary Cells, and for Batteries Made from them, for Use in Portable Applications


Fixed general purpose LED luminaires

IS 10322

(Part-5/Sec 1):2012

Luminaries Part 5 Particular Requirements Section 1 Fixed General Purpose Luminaries

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Reference: [1] Gazette of India, Extraordinary, August 7, 2015 [Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii)]

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