Emerging Policies & Opportunity related to Electronic Goods & Electronic Manufacturing in India


Dated 19th June 2013

Emerging Policies related to Electronic Goods & Electronic Manufacturing in India

Electronics and Information Technology Goods – Requirement for Compulsory Registration

As a part of National Policy on Electronics (NPE), the activity of developing and mandating standards has been adopted by the Government of India with a view to
• Provide Indian consumers with the right to enjoy world class goods.
• Upgrade the quality of domestic products for bringing Global competitiveness.
• Develop strategy to stop dumping of non-compliant goods.
• For projecting a positive image internationally as a country with quality production of the Electronics & IT goods.

Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) has on 03 Oct. 2012 notified “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” mandating fifteen categories of electronics items under the Compulsory Registration Scheme of Department of Consumer Affairs based on their compliance to Indian safety standards.

List of Items:-

  1. Video Games
  2. Laptops/Notebooks/Tablets
  3. LCD/LED/Plasma TVs
  4. Optical Disc Players
  5. Microwave Ovens
  6. Visual Display Units
  7. Printers/Plotters
  8. Scanners
  9. Wireless Keyboards
  10. Telephone Answering Machines
  11. Amplifiers
  12. Electronic Musical Systems
  13. Electronic Clocks
  14. Set-Top Boxes
  15. Automatic Data Processing Machines

The Order envisages manufacturers/importers/sellers/distributors of the notified goods, to conform to the specified standards and get registration number from BIS after testing from BIS recognized labs. Initially, the Order was to come into force from 03 April, 2013 but, subsequently a notification for extension was issued on 20 March, 2013 wherein extension of 3 months was given with effect from 03 April, 2013. Hence, the date of coming into effect of the Order is 03 July, 2013 and an additional period of further 3 months i.e. up-to 03 October, 2013 would be available on payment of certain fee.

Main features of the scheme are

• Applicable to both domestic manufacturers and importers uniformly.
• Industry needs to get goods tested with laboratories recognized by BIS. On meeting requisite standards, BIS grants a unique registration number. Industry needs to mark the details on their products “Self Declaration-Conforming to IS…” followed by Registration No. XX..XX. The standard number shall be followed by its year of publication separated with a ‘:’ colon. For example “Self Declaration-Conforming to IS 13252:2010” followed by Registration No. XX..XX
• Each registration is valid for two years and gets renewed merely on request, if no adverse issues come up during the period of registration.
• Since electronic products have large number of versions with minor changes of configurations, series approval of products is provided. Different configurations falling within same series can be approved based on testing of representative sample from the series.
• Initial registration, renewal, lab recognition to be handled by BIS.
• Surveillance, Series Guidelines, to be handled by DeitY.
• Testing to be carried out by BIS recognized labs.

Process to be followed for registration

• Determine the applicability of the Order on products manufactured / imported / traded by you. Goods notified are listed in the ‘schedule’ of the Order.
• Select a BIS recognized lab that can test your product. The list of labs along with their scope is available.
• Approach the selected lab and complete all paper work like submission of Service Request Form (SRF), samples, technical documentation etc. and obtain Probable Date of Completion (PDC) from the lab.
• Collect the test report on completion of test and ensure that the test report is duly complete in all respects.
• Initiate the process of registration by registering yourself at
and submit the application for product registration as per the instructions therein.

REGISTRATION FEE:
Presently, there is no Registration Fee being charged by BIS for Registration

The regulation comes into force on 03 July 2013 – with a view to create an institutional frame work to continuously review, update and implement standards in electronics.
National Policy on Electronics

NPE Vision- “To Create a globally competitive electronics design and manufacturing industry to meet the country’s needs and serve international markets”.

NPE Goals for 2020:

  1. Attract an investment of USD 100 billion
  2. Reach a turnover of USD 400 billion
  3. Create an employment of 28 million
  4. Enhance exports from USD 8 billion to USD 80 billion
  5. Grow the Chip design/embedded software industry to USD 55 billion

List of Notified Brownfield Electronics Manufacturing Clusters in India for M–SIPS Scheme
(As on 22.03.2013)
State Brownfield Electronics Manufacturing Cluster for MSIPS Scheme
Karnataka- Districts of Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural & Tumkur, Mysore District
Madhya Pradesh- District of Dewas, Indore, Dhar & Bhopal
Uttar Pradesh- Noida, Greater Noida
Punjab- Mohali, Greater Mohali
Puducherry- UT of Puducherry
West Bengal- Kolkata, Haldia, Kharagpur, Durgapur, Siliguri

List of Verticals under which Applications can be submitted
1. Electronic Products
a. Telecom Products
b. Nano Electronics Products
c. IT Hardware
d. Consumer Electronics
e. Health and Medical Electronics
f. Strategic Electronics
g. Solar Photovoltaic including thin film, Polysilicon etc.
h. Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
i. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
j. Avionics
k. Industrial Electronics Products
l. e-waste processing/recycling
m. Automotive Electronics
n. Agri-Electronics
o. Energy Conservation Electronics
p. Opto-Electronics
q. Bio-metric and identity devices/RFID
r. Power Supplies for ESDM products
2. Intermediates
a. Nano Electronics Components
b. Semi-conductor wafering
c. Semiconductor Chips including logic, memory and analog
d. All Assembly, Testing, Marking and Packaging of ESDM Units
e. Chip Components
f. Discrete Semiconductors like Transistors, Diodes
g. Power Semiconductors (including diffusion) like FETs, MOSFETS, SCRs, GTDs, and IGBT etc.
h. Electromechanical Components and Mechanical Parts as Multilayer PCBs, Transformers, Coils, Connectors, Switches, Ferrites, Micro Motors, Stepper Motors, Films etc.
i. Consumables and Accessories such as Mobile Phones and IT accessories – Batteries, Chargers etc., PCBs, Foils, Tapes, Epoxy, Cabinets etc.
j. All Fabrication Manufacturing facilities (Fabs) for ESDM products
3. Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

Regn Fee Structure for MSIPS Scheme

A. Non-Refundable Initial Application Fee

Project value in INR >= 1000 Crores INR 1,00,000
Project value in INR >= 100 Crores and = 10 Crores and 10 Crores INR 10,000

B. Non-Refundable Follow-up Application Fee
Project value in INR >= 1000 Crores INR 1,00,000
Project value in INR >= 100 Crores and = 10 Crores and 10 Crores INR 10,000

SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Finance

 

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