Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Parallel Testing: Pilot Project to Permanent Scheme 

BIS has started the implementation of parallel testing concept of Mobile Phone since 19th Dec followed by adding the product categories Wireless Earphone and Tablet/Notebook/Laptop. Since then, after analysing the flow of applications submitted as Parallel testing guidelines, BIS has realised the need of converting Pilot project into a Permanent Scheme in BIS. Now, the scheme is active and operational without any validity period.  

Few major highlights of the notification are as below: 

1) Parallel testing guidelines have been extended for all the electronics and IT notified products under CRS scheme. Earlier it was applicable for three product categories. 

2) The guidelines are still voluntary in nature. Hence, manufacturers have the option to register their respective products either as per old process or as per parallel testing process.  

3) In parallel testing, components and main products will be sent for testing in lab parallelly. However, the registration in BIS will be done in a sequentially manner.  

4) After main product gets registered in BIS, CCL update must be done to update the R-number of components in the test report.  

Rest of the guidelines remain same as released in the notification dated 19th Dec.  

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA