MEITY Considers Transitioning from BIS CRS to BIS ISI System for LEDs in India2. November 2023
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) in India is currently actively exploring the possibility of revising the certification process for LED products. The current focus is on transitioning from the existing BIS-CRS scheme to the more stringent BIS-ISI certification at the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). This proposed transition will entail comprehensive changes, including mandatory factory audits, product testing and increased market surveillance measures.
The products affected by the transition to the ISI scheme are LED products. In 2022, the BIS published a draft attempting to convert the CRS label to the ISI label. However, this step was met with strong resistance from the industry. Against this background, MEITY is currently carrying out extensive considerations and is examining the possibility of a completely new certification framework.
LEDs are currently still subject to the mandatory BIS-CRS certification. This includes self-registration of the manufacturer with the BIS, as well as product testing in an accredited Indian laboratory. With a change to BIS certification according to the ISI Scheme, these requirements would change significantly.
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