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Global Certification Technical Update

August 2019

August 2019 Updates

India

India (TEC) – Extended Date of Implementation for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment (MTCTE)

Effective July 4, 2019

According to TEC notification No TEC/01/2017-TC, Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has extended the implementation date of mandatory testing and certification of telecommunications equipment to October 10, 2019.

 

Telecom Equipment covered under SCS

  • 2-Wire Telecom Equipment
  • Modem
  • G3 Fax Machine
  • ISDN CPE

Telecom Equipment covered under GCS

  • Cordless Telephone
  • PABX

 

Schedules for implementation of mandatory certification of telecom equipment:

  • 05/07/2019 – Date of opening of MTCTE Portal for registration
  • 09/07/2019 – Date of commencement of acceptance of applications
  • 1/10/2019 – Date of implementation for mandatory certification

 

India (TEC) – Revision of Provisions in MTCTE Procedure

Effective July 5, 2019

 

In partial modification to MTCTE procedure No. TEC/MP/DD/TCP-711/02.Oct18, some provisions of MTCTE procedure have been revised.

 

  • Submission of test reports for few parameters shall be exempted as a relaxation to MTCTE procedure. In such cases, provisional certificate shall be issued
  • Provisional certificate shall be valid for the period of 2 years
  • Requirement of labeling on certified products shall be exempted for the initial period of six months as a relaxation to MTCTE procedure

 

In partial modification to MTCTE procedure No. TEC/MP/DD/TCP-711/02.Oct18, it has been decided that test results/reports from labs accredited by ILAC signatories shall be acceptable until March 31, 2020 as a relaxation to MTCTE procedure.

In partial modification to MTCTE procedure No. TEC/MP/DD/TCP-711/02.Oct18, it has been decided that test results/reports from labs accredited by ILAC signatories shall be acceptable until March 31, 2020 as a relaxation to MTCTE procedure.

 

India (MeitY) – FAQ’s on Market Surveillance

Effective June 19, 2019

 

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) FAQ’s on Market Surveillance has been updated.

 

Old FAQ’s

  1. What will be the implications, in case the manufacturer/LR does not deposit the requisite surveillance charges?

It will be treated as violation of the Order and the cases will be considered for necessary action as per the provisions of CRO and BIS, Act 1986 & Rules, 1987.

 

Updated FAQ’s

  1. What will be the implications, in case the manufacturer/LR does not deposit the requisite surveillance charges?

As per the provision of Clause No. 11(1) (a) of BIS Conformity Assessment Regulation 2018, the payment of financial dues, cost of samples and their testing are part of the conditions of grant of license. Thus, for the registration number, selected for random surveillance process, if it is found that the respective manufacturer/LR has not submitted the applicable surveillance charges to STPI, it would be considered as violation and the case may be forwarded to BIS for further necessary action.

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