The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) regulates the manufacturing standards of various consumer products. It sets the standards for the producers and updates them regularly as per the need of time. BIS provides many certifications including BIS CRS Registration to the manufacturer if it adheres to the Indian Standards set by the National Standards Body - Bureau of Indian Standards. Such standards should be maintained in the manufacturing process and the raw materials used to build that product. The Government of India also regularly makes some product manufacturers mandatory to get the BIS Certification under the Compulsory Registration Scheme.
What is CRS Registration Scheme?
CRS stands for Compulsory Registration Scheme. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) notified a list of fifteen categories of electronic items in 2012 for mandatory registration. Since then, as per the new trends, the central government adds new items to this list regularly. The main objective of making BIS CRS Registration mandatory is to protect the public interest, health, environment, unfair trade practices and national security in the country. You cannot manufacture, store, sell, import, or distribute these notified items without BIS CRS Registration.
Who Can Apply For BIS CRS Registration?
The Manufacturers and factory owners need to apply for the grant of licence under the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme if they are manufacturing the items as notified. The central government notifies these items in the official gazette. Currently, this list contains eighty-one items and they come from five different ministries of the Indian Government and hence can be divided into five different categories. If you are making one of these items in your factory, you should get the BIS CRS Registration. These five categories are as mentioned below-
- Electronics and IT Goods
- Solar Photovoltaic, Systems, Devices and Components
- Low - Voltage Switch Gear and Control Gear