How to Start a BEE Registration

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An Overview of BEE Registration

Ever-rising energy consumption in India is a pressing issue for the government of India. Every year millions of electrical products and appliances are introduced to the Indian market to cater to the increasing demand. Some of these products belong to generic brands, which tend to consume a lot of power than what is recommended.

This is where a BEE registration comes into play.  

It compels the manufacturers to produce energy-efficient products without compromising the recommended quality standards. Also, it mandates them to affix star labels and ratings to their products before introducing them to the market.

Which products fall under the mandatory list of BEE registration?

BEE stands for Bureau of Energy Efficiency. It is an apex government institution that works under the Ministry of Power. It mandates all the manufacturers of notified products to affix them with star labels and ratings. This will enable the end-users to make an informed purchase.

Here is the list of notified products that fall under the BEE registration

  1. LED Lamps;
  2. Electric Geysers;
  3. Direct Cool Refrigerator;
  4. Colour TV;
  5. Variable Capacity Inverter Air Conditioners;
  6. Room Air Conditioners;
  7. Tubular Florescent Lamp;
  8. Distribution Transformer;
  9. Frost Free Registration;

Which Products can opt for Voluntary BEE Registration?

Listed below are the products that can qualify for Voluntary BEE Registration:

  • Air Compressor
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DG Sets
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Induction Motors
  • UHD Televisions
  • Solid State Inverter
  • Deep Freezers
  • Agricultural Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps
  • Ballast
  • Domestic LPG Stoves
  • Chillers
  • Solar Water Heaters
  • PC
  • Office Equipment like printers, fax, scanner, etc
  • Agricultural Pump Set

Conditions to be Fulfilled for BEE Registration

The followings are the conditions that one must meet to apply for BEE registration:

  1. An Indian OEM should delegate the authority of fulfilling licensing formalities to the Authorized Signatory. In this regard, they must issue an authorization letter reflecting the role of the appointed person.
  2. Likewise, the Foriegn Original Equipment Manufacturer must have the same purpose by appointing the Indian-based firm as an authorized signatory.
  3. Lab testing is mandatory for notified products, and it should be done before applying for registration.

Mandatory Documents for the BEE Registration

Applicants willing to apply for BEE registration must arrange the following documents:

  • Business registration like incorporation certificate, partnership deed, etc.
  • Certificate of ISO 9001:2015
  • Factory license
  • MSME certificate (for small-scale industries)
  • Details of the certified retailers
  • Test reports of the notified products
  • Authorized Signatory KYC documents
  • Sample Label
  • Trademark Certificate

Step-by-Step Process to secure the BEE Registration In India

The BEE Registration process entails three fundamental steps - company registration, product testing, and model registration. Here’s how you can apply for this registration.

Step 1: Company/brand Registration

This step requires the applicant to visit the BEE portal and register their entity.  For this purpose, the applicant must fill out a prescribed e-form and upload the documents as advised.

Apart from that, the applicant must visit the regional BEE office and submit a hard copy of the documents.

The former applies to large companies, while the latter applies to smaller facilities.

Step 2: Testing

Once the company gets registered, the BEE shall provide the applicant with login credentials to deal with the rest of the registration formalities.

Applicant must use the same to get portal access and file the Model Registration Application.

But before doing so, the applicant must comply with the mandatory testing requirements under which the product is sent to an accredited lab or ILAC MRA lab for quality checks.

Post-testing, the lab will generate a detailed report that confirms whether the given product conforms to the underlying norms or not.

Please note that the lab report stays valid for a limited period. Therefore, the timely submission of the same is vital to secure registration.

Step 3: Model Registration

After securing the lab report, the applicant can file the application for model registration on the BEE portal.

For this, one must upload the above documents, including the lab report and sample label.

Once done, the applicant must proceed to the fee submission option.

Post fee submission, the applicant should visit the concerned department to submit the application, hard copy originals, and payment receipt.

The department shall vet the submitted document for accuracy and accordingly accord the BEE registration.

BEE Registration Validity and Renewal

The BEE registration stays valid for three years from the date of its issuance. Applicants can renew the same within the stipulated timeline after filing the form and submitting the fee.

Access Swarit Advisors services to promptly secure the BEE registration

Qualifying for BEE registration can be a taxing affair for any OEM. It is because the BEE registration process involves various critical stages, including product testing.

That is why it is advisable to opt for professional support from Swarit Advisors to serve such a purpose.

Swarit Advisors boasts a vast network of professionals who are well-versed in licensing requirements and complicated paperwork. Make your way to Swarit Advisor and access top-tier services concerning BEE registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

BEE registration is mandatory for the following notified products:

  • LED Lamps;
  • Electric Geysers;
  • Direct Cool Refrigerator;
  • Color TV;
  • Variable Capacity Inverter Air Conditioners;
  • Room Air Conditioners;
  • Tubular Florescent Lamp;
  • Distribution Transformer;
  • Frost Free Registration;

The star label indicates the power-saving capabilities of the given electrical product or appliance. The star rating ranges from 1-5 stars. The product that boasts 5 stars is considered to be the most energy efficient.

First, the applicant must proceed with the brand/company registration. This is followed by product testing and model registration.

Some common benefits of securing BEE registration includes- increased brand recognition, boosted sales, the possibility of cross-border business, etc.

Products that can qualify for BEE voluntary registration are as follows:

  • Air Compressor
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DG Sets
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Induction Motors
  • UHD Televisions
  • Solid State Inverter
  • Deep Freezers
  • Agricultural Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps
  • Ballast
  • Domestic LPG Stoves
  • Chillers
  • Solar Water Heaters
  • PC
  • Office Equipment like printers, fax, scanner, etc
  • Agricultural Pump Sets.

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