BIS CRS Certification for LED Television

BIS CRS Certification for LED Television
Karan Singh
| Updated: Dec 07, 2022 | Category: Other Services

Nowadays, LED Televisions are becoming more popular around the globe. The modern world is appreciating new ideas at an accelerated pace because it has a clearer & sharper screen; LED Televisions have shown to be the most widely adopted television. In comparison to LCD Televisions, LED Televisions are better; the best aspect is that it saves up to 30% on power and is relatively inexpensive due to their varied size & thickness. In 2013, the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) added LED Television to the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS). Before an LED TV can be launched or imported into India, it must be registered with the BIS. So, any manufacturer that wants to manufacture LED Televisions must obtain BIS CRS Certification for LED Television. Without a valid BIS CRS Certification for LED Television, no manufacturer can sell or trade LED TVs in India.

What is a Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)?

In the year 2012, CRS or Compulsory Registration Scheme was introduced by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, now called the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)[1], along with BIS. Under CRS Scheme, it is compulsory for manufacturers to get their products registered before launching them in the Indian Market.BIS Certification is vital for all the electronic products which are listed in CRS Scheme. All manufacturers’ regardless of (Indian or Foreign), need to apply for this Certification to import the product into India or to make sales into the Indian Market.

Benefits of Obtaining BIS CRS Certification for LED Television

The following are the various benefits of getting a BIS CRS Certification for LED Television:

  • This Certification ensures high safety & quality standards as BIS-certified products or items require adherence to some levels of standards;
  • It helps in promoting the brand of the Company & instils customer trust & loyalty to the brand;
  • This Certification also ensures that products cause minimal environmental damage, as the Bureau of Indian Standards prohibits the usage of some pollution-causing materials;
  • It lends reliability and authenticity to the products and it also helps the brand to recognise worldwide;
  • Allows manufacturers uninterrupted sale & manufacture of their products in the Indian Market.

Basic Requirements for Obtaining BIS CRS Certification for LED Television

In order to get BIS CRS Certification for LED Television, the applicant or Manufacturer must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Manufacturing Address: Correct manufacturing address shall be mentioned in the documents. In case the Manufacturer has more than 1 factory location for one product, then a separate BIS License is required for each location.
  2. Trademark or Brand: Each brand or Trademark requires its own BIS License.
  3. Manufacturer: BIS License is issued to the original Manufacturer only, not to sellers or importers. An importer may act as an Authorised Indian Representative of Foreign Manufacturers & can submit the application to the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  4. Product: Each product requires its own license. Also, one product with different models needs a single BIS License.

Documents Required for BIS CRS Certification for LED Television

Following are some vital documents required for BIS CRS Certification for LED Television:

  1. Address proof & identity proof of the applicant;
  2. Name and address of the office & factory;
  3. SSI Certificate or MSME  Certificate, if applicable;
  4. ISO Certificate of the Manufacturer;
  5. Lab test report conforming to ISI Standards;
  6. Documents for the establishment of the manufacturing premise like Incorporation Certificate, MoA, etc.;
  7. A detailed list of manufacturing machinery along with machinery details;
  8. The manufacturing process flow covers all processes from the raw material stage to the finished product stage;
  9. Information on outsourcing of manufacturing (if any);
  10. Independent or in-house test report (if applicable);
  11. If an authorised signatory signs the application, authorisation by the CEO in this regard;
  12. In case the Manufacturer is a foreign entity/applicant, then the Nomination Letter of AIR and the nomination form, along with an undertaking & affidavit by the AIR, need to be submitted.
  13. The manufacturing process flow.

Procedure for Obtaining BIS CRS Certification for LED Television

Obtaining a BIS CRS Certification for LED Television is vital for manufacturers to trade or sell in the Indian Market. Following is the procedure for obtaining BIS CRS Certification for LED Television:

Process for Domestic Manufacturer:

  1. First, the applicant needs to fill out the online application and gather all the vital documents.
  2. Then, the applicant needs to place a testing request at any BIS-certified lab to conduct tests & assess whether the product is compliant with the Bureau of Indian Standards. After the tests are done, a test report shall be prepared, and this report shall be valid for only 3 months.
  3. Then, the applicant needs to submit the test report along with the application and documents to the BIS.
  4. Once submitted, it will be verified by the BIS Officials.
  5. Once the BSI Officials are satisfied with the test report, application and documents, then they will issue the BIS CRS Certification for LED Television.

Process for Foreign Manufacturer:

  1. First, the Foreign Manufacturer needs to nominate an Indian Representative who can represent him or her.
  2. Then, the representative in India files the application form and gathers all the documents.
  3. After that, the representative needs to place a testing request at any BIS-certified lab to conduct the test and get the test report and this report shall be valid for 3 months.
  4. After receiving the test report, then the applicant needs to submit the application and documents along with the product sample test report.
  5. Then the BIS Officials verify the application, documents, and test report.
  6. Once the BSI Officials are satisfied with the test report, application and documents, then they will issue the BIS CRS Certification to the actual Manufacturer.

Note: The BIS CRS Certification for LED Television is valid for two years from the date of the recipe of the Certificate, and it can be further renewed if there are no changes in the product specification.

Important Points regarding the Nomination of AIR

It is necessary for Foreign Manufacturers to nominate an Authorised Indian Representative (AIR) for its operations in India to get BIS Certification. In case they do not have any branch office in India. AIR, as a representative, is responsible for submitting & managing the application for Certification and is always available to answer any questions. The following points should be followed by Foreign Manufacturers to appoint the AIR:

  1. In case the Foreign Manufacturer has a liaison office/branch office in India, then they will be designated as AIR;
  2. If the Manufacturer doesn’t have a liaison office located in India & there is no registered user or proprietor of the Trademark or Brand appearing on the article located in India, then the other entity will become the Authorised Indian Representative;
  3. If the Manufacturer doesn’t have any branch office/liaison office in India, but the registered user/proprietor of the Trademark or Brand appearing in the article is located in India, the owner of the Trademark or brand will become AIR.

Conclusion

Sine LED Televisions require mandatory registration under CRS notified by the MeiT; it is vital that manufacturers of LED Televisions get the requisite BIS CRS Certification for LED Television. One cannot sell, import, manufacture, distribute, export, or sell a LED TV in the Indian Market without this Certification.

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Karan Singh

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