BIS Certification for Import

BIS Registration for Nickel-Cadmium Battery

August 20, 2022 | By A. N. Mishra

Nickel-cadmium batteries and cells have gained popularity in recent years due to their quality and benefits. Nickel-cadmium battery, also known as a Ni-Cd battery or NiCad battery, is a type of rechargeable battery that uses metallic cadmium and nickel oxide hydroxide as electrode materials. It can withstand deep discharge for a longer period than other batteries, making it harder to damage. Considering the massive increase in demand for Nickel-cadmium batteries or cells across India, the BIS has implemented regulations that cover these products under the Compulsory Registration Scheme.

Let's have a look at BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme for Electronics & IT products.

A compulsory registration scheme is a BIS registration scheme operated by the Bureau of Indian Standards for marketing and quality certification of electronics and IT goods. This scheme requires BIS registration before releasing electronic and IT goods in the Indian market. Without a BIS registration, no one can manufacture, sell, or distribute electronics and IT goods in India. Anyone who violates the terms of this order will be punishable under the BIS Act.

Therefore, before releasing electronics and IT products in the market, all manufacturers must obtain BIS registration. The manufacturer must ensure that their product complies with Indian standards and bears the standard mark and a unique registration number. Products that do not meet applicable Indian standards are not permitted to be sold in India.

BIS Registration for nickel-cadmium battery/cell:

The nickel-cadmium battery or cell is covered under the compulsory registration scheme of BIS. As per this scheme, sealed secondary portable nickel system batteries must have a BIS registration certificate. BIS has enacted standards for nickel-cadmium batteries and cells to ensure that all safety requirements are met. Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes are covered by IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018/ IEC 62133-1: 2017. This standard specifies the safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells and nickel system batteries used in portable applications.

Each primary or secondary battery/cell covered by the CRS scheme, such as a nickel-cadmium battery, must be registered with BIS and bear the standard mark with a unique registration number. BIS registration is granted based on a self-declaration of conformity of goods and articles.

There is various type of Nickel Cadmium batteries and cells:

  1. Sealed nickel-cadmium button type rechargeable single cells: IS 10893:1984
  2. Vent-type nickel-cadmium batteries: IS 10918:1984
  3. Sealed cylindrical type rechargeable nickel-cadmium cells: IS 12956:1990
  4. Nickel-cadmium aircraft batteries: IS 13300:1992
  5. Nickel-cadmium batteries for electric locomotives: IS 13315: 1992
  6. Sealed cylindrical type rechargeable nickel-cadmium cells: IS 14218: 1994

This standard specifies the general requirements and the testing method for portable sealed secondary cells and batteries used in portable applications. As per the CRS order, a BIS registration is mandatorily required for all types of nickel-cadmium batteries and cells. All manufacturers must register their products with BIS after testing them in BIS-approved laboratories. Manufacturers must ensure that their products meet the requirements of Indian standards to obtain a BIS license.

If you are a manufacturer or importer of electronics and IT goods, you must obtain a BIS registration certificate for your product. BIS registration is required to ensure that products comply with Indian standards and to use the standard mark on products.

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Test for Nickel Cadmium Batteries and cells

Some of the testing requirements for secondary batteries and cells outlined in IS 16046-1 are as follows:

  • Life cycle test
  • Air pressure test
  • Insulation Resistance Test
  • Vibration Test
  • Temperature Cycling Test

Now, since you know the BIS registration and testing requirements for batteries, let's go over the BIS certification process for nickel-cadmium batteries.

How to get BIS registration for a Nickel-Cadmium battery?

To get BIS registration for cell/battery, the following process needs to be followed:

  1. Application submission: Applicants must submit online applications through the BIS portal.
  2. Generation of test requests: After that, a test request will be generated for product testing.
  3. Testing of product: The product will be tested in BIS approved laboratory.
  4. Submission of application and test report: After testing completion, an online application with all relevant documents and test reports will be submitted to BIS.
  5. Scrutiny of Application: After submission of the application with the test Report, BIS officials will scrutinize the application.
  6. Grant of BIS Certificate: If the test report and documents are per specified standards, then BIS will grant a BIS certificate to the product manufacturer.

You can obtain a BIS license for your product by following the above steps. You might wonder what documents you need to get a BIS license for a nickel-cadmium battery. Let’s look at the documents required for the BIS license for batteries/cell.

Documents Required for BIS Registration of Nickel-Cadmium battery or cell.

The following documents are required for BIS Registration of Nickel-Cadmium battery:

  1. Filled CDF/CCL form
  2. Business License of manufacturing unit
  3. Scope of Business License
  4. ISO certificate of the manufacturer
  5. Marking Label / Details of Marking on the product
  6. Authorization letter
  7. Trade Mark Certificate
  8. Trademark Authorization Letter
  9. Authorized Indian Representative (In case of foreign manufacturer)
  10. Photo ID of Authorized Indian Representative/ Authorized Signatory
  11. Technical Specification Sheet of Product/user manual


BIS registration is mandatory for electronics and IT goods to ensure that the general public receives high-quality, risk-free products. Without a BIS registration certificate, no one can manufacture, sell, or distribute electronics and IT goods in India. Therefore, all battery or cell manufacturers must obtain BIS registration before releasing them into the market. But obtaining BIS certification is not as simple as it seems because it involves coordination with officials, product testing, approval, and so on. Therefore, it is recommended that you take professional assistance so that they can handle the entire process of BIS registration.

Aleph India is a leading BIS consultant that assists manufacturers and importers in obtaining BIS certification for their products. Aleph India provides a single window to the manufacturer and importer for product testing, training, technical certification, Auditing, Laboratory setup, and product compliance certification. Our experts will assist you in getting your product tested and approved, providing useful insight and advice at every step of the process, from standard testing compliance to extensive documentation required for BIS certification.

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