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Industry welcomes Government decision to extend deadline of “Requirement for Compulsory Registration Order 2012”

Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), has hailed the government’s decision to extend the deadline of “Requirement for Compulsory Registration Order 2012” by three months.The new deadline to implement the mandatory BIS certification is July 3, 2013.


Commenting on this move, Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “The industry is delighted with this move taken by the IT & Communications Ministry. The relaxation of deadline will help maintain the market stability as well as avoid supply crunch”and appreciated the compulsory BIS certification order.

The Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012, notified by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) was scheduled to come in force with effect from April 3, 2013. It meant that no manufacturing, import, storage or sale of electronics products can be done without being registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The government order lists products under 15 categories ranging from video games, laptop, notebook, tablet and plasma/LCD/LED televisions, to microwave, printers and scanners, telephone answering machines, electronic music systems, etc.