Designation and Recognition of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) and Certification Bodies (CB)
Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) under Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India has been appointed as the Designating Authority (DA) on behalf of DoT for Telecom Equipment. TEC as DA will be designating Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)/ Certification Bodies (CBs) located in India to perform testing and certification of telecom products The role of TEC as DA is also to recognising Foreign CABs/ CBs located in the territory of MRA partner to perform testing and certification of telecom products to Indiaï¿½s requirements.
The following documents lay down the procedures and criteria for designating Conformity Assessment Bodies for testing and/or certifying to the MRA partnerï¿½s requirements.The document also lays down the procedure for recognising Foreign CABs/ CBs designated by the MRA partners to certify to Indian requirements. To qualify for designation/ recognition, the CABs/ CBs must fulfil the criteria as given in the scheme. TEC as the Designating Authority reserves the right to amend and introduce new requirements to this scheme as and when required.
A Conformity Assessment Body (CAB)/ Certification Bodies CBs in India interested in certifying and/or testing of any telecom products to the requirements of a foreign country/custom territory that has entered into Mutual Recognition Agreement or Arrangement with India need to apply to TEC. Similarly the Foreign CABs/CBs designated by the MRA partner may apply for Recognition for testing and /or certifying the Indian requirements.
At present India has Mutual Recognition Agreement or Arrangement (MRA) with Singapore in Telecom Sector. IDA Singapore has scheme for recognition of CAB / CBs which gives details of their Telecom Specifications and Test Procedure. The details regarding recognition by Singapore is detailed in “Scheme for Recognising Foreign Testing and Certification Bodies for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunication Equipment”.
And other details about Singapore on Telecom sector is available at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore.
The Designating Authority for India is :
Telecommunication Engineering Center, Department of Telecommunication
Address : Khurshid Lal Bhawan, Gate No.5,
Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Reception : +91 11 23717138
Fax : +91 11 23326029
(1) Deputy Director General (MRA)
Email : email@example.com
Tel : +91 11 23329540
Fax :+91 11 23752191
(2) Director (MRA)
Tel : +91 11 23328605
(3) Assistant Director General (MRA)
Tel : +91 11 23326030