Conformity Assessment Body
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 recognise Foreign CABs/CBs located in the territory of MRA partner to perform testing and certification of telecom products to Indian requirements.
The following documents lay down the procedures and criteria for designating Conformity Assessment Bodies for testing and/ or certifying to the MRA partners 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 fulfill the criteria as given in Clause No.9 of the Scheme.
Scheme for Designating Domestic Testing and Certification Bodies for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunication Equipment
- Issue 2- December 2017
- Amendment No.1, 18th June, 2018
- Amendment No.2, 1st November, 2018
- Amendment No.3, 18th July, 2019
- Checklist for CAB Application Form
- FAQ related to CAB Designation
- Feedback Form for CAB Designation process
- Click here for payment for CAB through NTRP (online)
- Guidelines for payment to TEC for designation of CABs
Scheme for Recognising Foreign Testing and Certification Bodies for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunication Equipment
TEC as the Designating Authority reserves the right to amend and introduce new requirements to this scheme as and when required.
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.