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CSA Group Receives BIS Recognition for Testing IT/AV Products per Compulsory Registration Scheme in India
CSA Group, a global leader in testing and certification services and a standards development organization, today announced that it has been recognized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to provide testing services for a range of IT & AV products in India under Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), As part of this recognition, CSA is now capable to offer testing services for all the 17 products (as per IS 13252-1:2010) currently covered under mandatory Compulsory Registration Scheme(CRS)
The Government of India under the Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order, 2012, issued by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), mandates a number of electronic products to comply with the present Indian safety standards and compulsory registrations before they are imported, distributed or sold in India. This order has been brought in to ensure that safe electronic and components are manufactured and delivered to Indian consumers.
Commenting on this recognition, Saibal Mukhopadhaya, CSA Group Country Manager, India, stated,
“Today, domestic manufacturers and sellers are increasingly opting for certifications to enhance product acceptance for both in Indian and International markets. Recognition from BIS to test IT/AV products at our lab in India will pave a significant achievement in aiding clients meet their local needs. At CSA, we are committed towards bringing an increased focus on safety standards and helping manufacturers to increase their product acceptance and gain in marketplace. With this recognition, our aim is to ensure that products are tested and complied as per the required BIS safety norms and are completely safe for use in the Indian market.”
The CSA laboratory in India has been earlier accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. As per the BIS requirements, the CSA India lab is fully equipped to support testing to products like laptops, printers, scanners, smart card readers, mobile phones and many more which fall under compulsory registration scheme
CSA Group has been at the forefront in developing IT/AV certification standards and solutions globally. With highly skilled personnel and state-of-art facilities, CSA Group, India office offers BIS on not only to clients in India but also for entire APAC and global market.
Standardization is sine-qua-non for development of the national economy all over the world. The goals of quality are set by standardization. Generally the activity consists of the process of formulating, issuing and implementing standards. Standards have always been closely connected with exchange of goods and services between suppliers and consumers. Bureau of Indian Standards has provided traceable and tangible benefits to economy in a number of ways – providing safe, reliable, quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promote exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body has been successfully promoting and nurturing standards movement within the country since 1947. BIS came into existence on 01 April 1987 through an Act of Parliament dated 26 November 1986. It took over the staff, assets, liabilities and functions of the erstwhile Indian Standards Institution (ISI) with an enlarged scope and enhanced powers for harmonious development of activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
Manager, Media Relations, Asia
June 22, 2015
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