Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE)

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules have been notified separately. The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports, certificate shall be issued by TEC.


The application for certification under MTCTE is to be submitted online through MTCTE Portal through which online administration of this procedure shall be carried out.


Draft MTCTE Procedure

(Note: In the procedure, please read 2018 instead of 2017 in second line of para 1.2 on page 5.)


Clarifications – Set1


Clarifications – Set2


Clarifications – Set3


Clarifications – Set4

Draft of Amended MTCTE Procedure

(Please send suggestions/ comments/ feedback on amended draft procedure within 15 days to


 Progressive Roll out Plan for MTCTE