The Government may extend the deadline for electronics and IT hardware makers to register their products with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).This comes after the hardware manufacturers told the Government that they would not be able to meet the April 3 deadline.
The Government had earlier issued the Compulsory Registration Order 2012 which made it mandatory for all electronic and IT products to be registered under the BIS by April 3.
The move was aimed at making sure that all products sold in the country meet the safety measures set by the Government, passed by BIS approved testing laboratories. Under this order, if any product is found to be substandard or defective under these norms, will be treated as scrap and disposed. There are 15 electronic products under this list including video games, microwave ovens, laptops, tablet computers, LCD television, telephone answering machines, electronic music systems and printers.