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Since Feb’15, 7 mobile firms, 123 electronic goods from China have failed Indian standards: MEITY

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Seven mobile companies and 123 other electronics and IT goods from China failed to comply with Indian safety and quality norms and standards since February 2015, IT Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre revealed in Lok Sabha on Monday. He clarified that non-compliant products “are not allowed” to be sold in the Indian market. He also revealed that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has granted registrations to 13,752 Chinese products since its inception. What the law says: Under Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012 (CRO), products like mobile phones, plasma TVs, microwaves, printers, etc., the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) grants registrations based on their testing in BIS recognised laboratories. After that, the Ministry of Information and Technology (MEITY) conducts random surveillance of these notified goods and if a product fails this random testing, its…

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