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India MeitY – New Release on Market Surveillance Process

February 2019

February 2019 Updates


India MeitY – New Release on Market Surveillance Process

Effective January 31, 2019

A new circular on the surveillance process has been released by MeitY.

  • All manufacturers registered with BIS are requested to provide the following information to
  • Declaration needs to be provided by the manufacturer for all models that are not sold in market and if they found in the market such cases would be processed for the cancellation of the registration.
  • In case of more than one registration no. (R. No.) for a model being manufactured at different locations, the brand manufacturer may submit the MRP (max) of samples covered in all registration numbers along with surveillance charges.
  • Manufacturer/LR may keep the counter sample sealed by STPI and kept in safe condition. In case the manufacturer/LR intends to keep the counter sample, they should provide a declaration to STPI.
  • The manufacturer shall deposit the following items for executing surveillance by 31st January 2019.
  1. Cost of the sample: MRP of the samples sold in the market.
  2. Lab test charges, logistics/packaging chargers, and charges for the storage of counter samples.

Refer to MeitY Surveillance Notification for the registration granted by BIS. Please click here for more information.

Manufacturer / AIR is requested to fill in the Deposit Collection Template excel sheet.

Also see below guidelines for Deposit Collection.

India Procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment

Effective January 1, 2019

The final procedure for the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) has been released by Indian Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC). Some product categories will require certification from January 1, 2019, others from April 1, 2019.

The table below contains the product categories subject to the MTCTE and includes the mandatory starting date for certified equipment in each category:

Certification Process

Each category of products has a document defining the Essential Requirements (ERs) that need to be met to achieve certification. ERs are expected to cover:

  • Safety
  • Technical requirements specified by TEC (relevant to the product category)
  • Other requirements from any other Indian government agency – TBA
  • Security requirements as defined by Indian Department of Telecommunications (DoT) – TBA

Two certification schemes are as follows:

  • General Certification Scheme (GCS)—an application must be supported by test reports demonstrating conformity with the ER
  • Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS)—application indicates test results where necessary and includes a Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)

Labeling Requirements

Certified products must be labeled with the TEC logo, the certificate number, and the model number. The product documentation must also indicate that the product conforms with the essential requirements mandated by TEC. In the case of mobile handsets and tablets, it is possible to use e-labeling instead of a physical label.

MTCTE Product Families

The MTCTE procedure is intended for end products only. Each model should be tested and certified under the MTCTE. However, TEC has defined processes to deal with product families and telecom products that use modular interface cards.

The following equipment is excluding from the MTCTE, and does not require certification:

The further list specifies “items presently not covered by the MTCTE”:

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