Conformity Assessment Body


I. Work Responsibilities:

  MRA Division has been appointed as the Designating Authority (DA) on behalf of DoT for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)/ Certification Bodies (CBs)              located in India to perform testing and certification of Telecom Products/ Equipment. It is vested with the responsibility for designating Conformity Assessment Bodies    (CABs) under the scheme for designating Domestic CABs and CBs for Conformity assessment and certification of Telecom equipment and recognition of Foreign     CABs/ CBs for implementation of Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE).MRA Division mainly deals with:

1) Development of Ecosystem for seamless implementation of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE)  in accordance with National Digital Communication Policy (NDCP).

  i) Designation of Domestic Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)/ Certification Bodies (CBs) and their Renewal/ Suspension/ Withdrawal thereof.

  ii)  Entering into Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with other countries & & Recognition of Foreign CABs/ CBs.

 2) Review and modification of Policy, Rules and Procedures for Designation of Domestic and Recognition of Foreign CABs/ CBs for ease of implementation of MTCTE.

 3) Coordination with various Stakeholders for smooth implementation of MTCTE [Government Bodies/ Institutions like BIS/ NABL/ ITI/ CDOT and Divisions of TEC/ DoT].

 4)Assessment of the capacity, Turn Around Time (TAT) and monthly throughput of CABs designated for testing of products against various Standards/ Specifications.

 5) Implementation of Global Testing Practices with regard to Conformance and Interoperability.

 6) Formulation of Surveillance Policy for Domestic/ Foreign CABs/ CBs.

 7)Monitoring of progress, timely resolution of the reported issues and generation of MIS Reports in respect of implementation of MTCTE. 


II. Other Activities:

 1) Provide inputs for Annual Action Plan, ISO 9001-2015 Audit, MIS Reports, RTI, PG/ Court cases, Budget/ Audit, Minister/ VIP cases, Parliament Questions/ Committees etc.

 To qualify for designation/ recognition, the CABs/ CBs must fulfill the criteria as given in the scheme at clause no. 9. 

 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. Details about Singapore on Telecom sector is available at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore.