BIS QCO for the Electrical Accessories (Switch-socket-outlets (non-interlock type))


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Electrical Accessories (Switch-socket-outlets (non-interlock type)) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Electrical Accessories (Switch-socket-outlets (non-interlock type))


The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has introduced the Electrical Accessories (Switch-socket-outlets (non-interlock type)) (Quality Control) Order, 2023, which will become effective six months after its publication in the Official Gazette.

This order mandates that Electrical Accessories must adhere to the Indian Standard 15787: 2008 and carry the Standard Mark obtained through a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, as per Scheme-1 in Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

However, this order does not apply to domestically manufactured goods meant solely for export.

There are specific timelines for compliance based on enterprise sizes: it will apply after nine months for small enterprises and after twelve months for micro enterprises, both as defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.

The Bureau of Indian Standards is designated as the authority for certification and enforcement of this order for the goods listed in the Table. Non-compliance will result in penalties under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)


Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: --

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

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