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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The “Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order, 2012” to come into effect from July 03

The “Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012” will come into effect from 3rd July 2013. This order mandates compliance to Indian Safety Standards for 15 notified categories of electronic goods.These electronic goods are Video Games, Laptop/ Notebook/ Tablets, Plasma/LCD/LED TVs, Optical Disc Players, Microwave Ovens, Visual Display Units, Printers/ Plotters, Scanners, Wireless Keyboards, Telephonic Answering Machines, Amplifiers, Electronic Musical Systems, Electronic Clocks, Set Top Box and Automatic Data Processing Machines.

Considering that some manufacturers and importers have yet not received registration numbers from Bureau of Indian Standards, the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has put in place an interim mechanism vide Gazette notification No. 714 dated 22.3.2013. According to this notification, DeitY shall provide provisional clearance to the manufacturers and importers to sell goods and to obtain registration for a period of three months beyond July 3, 2013. A copy of this extension order is available on website

Department of Electronics & Information Technology” has accordingly put in place a system for granting provisional clearances for units which have not obtained their registration. The application forms and related documents for seeking provisional clearance are available at The applications have to be made to Nodal Officer (Standards – Extension), in the Department of Electronics and IT in terms of the aforesaid notification. All manufacturers and importers are requested to make their applications at the earliest to avoid any difficulty in getting their products sold in the market.
 Source : PIB Release, 26 June, 2013

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