Overview of BIS CRS Certificate

In order to authorize the use of the Standard BIS Mark and a distinct R-number by manufacturers of certain items, the Bureau of Indian Standards developed the Compulsory Registration Scheme. This scheme is based on the manufacturer's self-declaration of conformity for goods. The Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulation of 2018 (system II Schedule II) governs the conformity assessment system that is followed in the granting of the BIS CRS license and its management. Under the program, producers who are certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards CRS may use the mark as shown below on any one of their goods, packaging, or both.

Under the scheme, firms who are certified by the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme may use the mark as seen in the accompanying picture on their goods, packaging, or both. If size restrictions prevent the mark from being placed on the goods, it may, however, be displayed just on the package. If your product is registered under the Bureau of Indian Standards CRS, however, you will need to display the mark.

Introuduction BIS CRS Certificate

Compulsory Registration Scheme is referred to as CRS. In 2012, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology introduced this scheme. All electronic products that are listed as required by the Mandatory Product List for the Bureau of Indian Standards (CRS), including printers, RFID/smart card readers, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, earbuds, CCTV cameras, secondary cells, and batteries, and other similar devices, must be registered with  Bureau of Indian Standards. To sell their goods in Indian marketplaces, manufacturers, both domestic and foreign must seek for this CRS certification. As opposed to BIS/ISI Certifications, BIS Registration does not require a BIS Officer to conduct a factory or laboratory inspection. It usually takes 20 to 25 working days to complete the BIS Registration process.

The original term of a  Bureau of Indian Standards registration is two years, after which it may be extended for an additional two to five years prior to its expiration date. For 76 electronic products, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology requires a mandatory certificate. Of these, 63 are added by the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (MEITY), 5 by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and 8 by the Ministry of Heavy Industries' Division of Indian Electrical Equipment Industry (MHI). Two additional chemical sector items have recently been added to the  Bureau of Indian Standards Registration's Mandatory Product List (CRS). In the initial phase, MEITY registered 15 types of electronic items in the Company Registration Order (CRO). It later introduced five stages of more electrical items.

Eight items relating to low voltage switchgear and control gear and five products relating to solar photovoltaic systems, devices, and components were added to the Bureau of Indian Standards CRS registration scheme by other departments.

Benefits of BIS CRS

The Benefits of the BIS registration includes the following:

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Boost sales: Products with a  Bureau of Indian Standards registration is probably of higher quality and draw in more buyers.

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Quality Assurance: Once you get the BIS CRS certification; customers are aware that your products comply with the quality standards.

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Increase product credibility and lower environmental risk: Because Bureau of Indian Standards-certified products are long-lasting and function very well, they are real and reliable.

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Assure dependability and quality: A product is presumed to be very reliable and of high quality if it has a BIS registration number.

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point  Ensure the company's growth: BIS Certification enhances the marketability and growth of your product by enhancing its reputation.

Products Covered Under BIS CRS



Indian Standard (IS) No.


Amplifiers with input power 2000w and above

IS 616:2010*


Automatic data processing machine

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Electronic clocks with mains power

IS 302-2-26:2014*


Electronic games (video)

IS 616:2010*


Electronic musical systems with input power 200w and above

IS 616:2010*



IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Microwave ovens

IS 302-2-25:2014*


Optical disc players with built in amplifiers of input power 200w and above

IS 616:2010*


TVs - Plasma, LCD, or LED screens that are 32" or larger

IS 616:2010*


Printers, plotters

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*



IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Set top box

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Telephone answering machines

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Visual display units, videos monitors of screen size 32" and above

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Wireless keyboards

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Cash registers

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Copying machines/duplicators

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Passport reader

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Point of sale terminals

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Machinery for processing mail, printing, and framing

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Power banks for use in portable applications

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Smart card reader

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Mobile phones

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Self-ballasted led lamps for general lighting services

IS 16102(Part 1):2012*


DC or AC-supplied electronic control gear for led modules

IS 15885(Part 2/Sec 13):2012*


Power adaptors for audio, video & similar electronic apparatus

IS 616:2010*


Power adaptors for IT equipment

IS 13252(Part 1):2010*


Fixed general purpose LED luminaires

IS 10322(Part 5/Sec 1):2012*


Ups/invertors of rating <= 5kva

IS 16242(Part 1):2014*


Part 1: Nickel-Systems Sealed secondary cells/batteries using non-acid electrolytes, such as alkaline ones, for portable applications

IS 16046:2018*


Part 2: Lithium Systems Sealed Secondary Cells and Batteries with Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes for Portable Use

IS 16046:2018*


Indian language support for mobile phone handsets

IS 16333 (Part 3): 2016*


Recessed LED Luminaries

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 2):2012


LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 3):2012


LED Flood Lights

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 5):2013


LED Hand lamps

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 6):2013


LED Lighting Chains

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 7):2013


LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

IS 10322 (Part 5/Section 8):2013


UPS/Inverters of rating <= 10kVA

IS 16242 (Part 1):2014


Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up to 32

IS 616:2010


Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size up to 32

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Adapters for home appliances and other such electrical devices

IS 302 (Part 1):2008


USB-powered Iris scanners, optical fingerprint scanners, barcode readers, and barcode scanners

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010



IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) modules (Si wafer-based)

IS 14286:2010/ IEC 61215 : 2005, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1) : 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 2004


Thin-Film Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules (a-Si, CiGs and CdTe)

IS 16077:2013/ IEC 61646: 2008, IS/IEC 61730 (Part 1): 2004 & IS/IEC 61730 (Part 2) : 2004


Solar power systems, power inverters

IS 16221 (Part 2):2015


Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic inverters

IS 16221 (Part 2): 2015 & IS 16169:2014


Storage battery

IS 16270:2014


Independent LED Modules for General Lighting

IS 16103 (Part 1):2012


Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)

IS 10322 (Part 5/Sec 9):2017



IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Induction Stove

IS 302-2-6:2009


Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


External Hard Disk Drive - USB Type

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Wireless Headphone and Earphone

IS 616:2017


External Solid-State Storage Devices - USB Type (above 256 GB capacity)

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Electronic music system with less than 200 watts of input power

IS 616:2017


Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with output voltage 48V (max)

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs

IS 616:2017


Rice Cooker

IS 302-2-15:2009


Wireless Microphone

IS 616:2017


Digital Camera

IS 13252 (Part 1):2010


Video Camera

IS 616:2017


Webcam (Finished Product)

IS 616:2017


Smart Speakers (with and without Display)

IS 616:2017


Dimmers for LED products

IS 60669-2-1:2008


Bluetooth Speakers

IS 616:2017


Ortho Phosphoric Acid

IS 798:2020


Polyphosphoric Acid

IS 17439:2020


Cotton Bales

IS 12171:2019


Trimethyl Phosphite Technical Grade

IS 17412:2020


Television Sets

IS 18112:2022

Who Can Apply for BIS CRS

If manufacturers and factory owners are producing the specified commodities, they must apply for a license under the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme. These things are announced by the central government in the official gazette. There are now 81 entries on this list, which may be categorized into five groups because they are from five separate Indian government ministries. Obtaining the Bureau of Indian Standards CRS Registration is a must if your factory produces any of these goods. These five groups are listed in the following order:

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point IT and Electronics Products


Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Equipment, and Parts

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Textiles

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Chemicals

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Low-Voltage Switch Gear and Control Gear

Documents Required for BIS CRS

When applying for a license under the mandatory registration system, a manufacturer must provide the following documentation:

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Applicant’s identity proof

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Address proof of the applicant

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Registration details of the business (partnership, MSME, company, etc.)

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Brand Name Registration

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Brand Authorization

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point An application under Form I

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Undertaking as per Form lI

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Third-Party Laboratory Test Report

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Affidavit as per Form Ill

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point PAN Card of the Business Entity

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point GST Registration Certificate

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point MOA & AOA

BIS CRS Registration Process

bis crs registration process

The steps to obtain a CRS BIS registration certificate in India are as follows:

Step 1: Portal Registration: Create your account on the BIS online portal for CRS registration.

Step 2: Application Preparation: Fill and Submit the online application.

Step 3: Sample Testing: Send in the samples to a Bureau of Indian Standards-approved lab for testing

Step 4: Test Report: Submit the test report along with mandatory documents to the portal.

Step 5: Application Review: Bureau of Indian Standards will examine your application in detail

Step 6: Geant of CRS Certificate: Bureau of Indian Standards will issue a certificate post verification.

Importance BIS CRS Certificate

A specific level of quality should be met by all goods sold in India. So that consumers don't feel that they haven't received a sufficient return on investment, they should be safe to use and offer optimal value. Furthermore, the information technology tools that are offered should be of the greatest caliber, as India continues to move towards digitalization. Because of this, it is essential that all electronic products have a BIS CRS Registration certificate and be included in the Bureau of Indian Standards CRS list. The only way the product will be approved for sale by the government is in this manner.

Checklist for BIS CRS Registration

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Location-based BIS CRS Registration

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Applications for Each Brand 

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Test Report for separate products

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Display of the BIS CRS Mark

Role of Agile Regulatory

Our experts at Agile Regulatory will complete the BIS CRS registration process in accordance with MeitY requirements and verify if the product qualifies under the CRS list. With years of experience, our team of professionals at Agile Regulatory can quickly choose the necessary product code and complete the application. We ensure that there won't be any obstacles in your way throughout the registration process. By adhering to the official government protocol, we are dedicated to completing the BIS CRS registration process on time.

Assessment and Gap Analysis: Agile Regulatory assists the client's product and its intended market, identifying the specific Bureau of Indian Standards requirements and conducting a gap analysis to determine areas of non-compliance.

Documentation Preparation: We assist in preparing and verifying the accuracy of all required documentation, ensuring that it meets the Bureau of Indian Standards rules, which is critical for a successful application.

Product Testing and Quality Control: Agile Regulatory coordinates with the lab for product testing and helps establish quality control processes to meet Bureau of Indian Standards rules, ensuring the product complies with the required quality benchmarks.

Compliance Strategy: Agile Regulatory helps to develop a strategic plan for achieving and maintaining BIS compliance, including ongoing surveillance and adherence to standards.

Regulatory Updates and Changes: We keep our clients informed about any further changes or updates related to BIS standards and help clients adapt to new requirements.


Every manufacturer registered under the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme receives a Unique Registration number from the BIS. For every single product made by the manufacturer at a certain site, the registration number is given. It is never given to an importer, and is always given to product manufacturer.

CRS Certificate only applies to finished goods; it does not apply to the tools or materials that were used to create them.

ISI mark certification is a certification mark that signifies that a product meets the quality and safety requirements established by BIS. In order to ensure that specific items meeting the defined quality and safety criteria set by BIS are supplied in India, BIS CRS registration is a mandated certification program.

CRS Stands for Compulsory Registration scheme.

The BIS grants a two-year validity period for its BIS certification. When the relevant items and recommended standards remain unchanged, the producers or manufacturers are eligible to renew their BIS CRS certification.

An applicant need to submit company registration documents, KYC, Product Specification, Test Report, etc.

There are 74 items currently present in the list of products covered under BIS CRS scheme and it is mandatory to take BIS CRS for all of these products.

It is true that each brand must have its own registration under the BIS CRS. A shared test report for several brands may be filed if the product and the manufacturing site are the same. In the test report, every brand should be included together with the corresponding model number.

A desktop computer is classified as automated data processing equipment under the mandatory list of products. On the other hand, desktop and personal computers are specifically not covered under this list.

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