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ICT Including Services

DoT notifies additional telecom equipment for mandatory testing, certification

The Telecom Department (DoT) has notified mandatory testing and certification for additional range of products, used in telecom and data networks, from October 1, 2020. Transmission Terminal Equipment (including multiplexing equipment), PON (passive optical network) family of broadband equipment, and feedback device are the products which have been notified under the second phase of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime. Applications for testing and certification of these telecom products will be accepted on MTCTE portal from June 25, 2020. 

Electrical Equip. /Consumer Electronics

Electronics manufacturing in India to grow 30% annually for next 5 years: IT Secretary

The government is expecting electronics manufacturing in the country to register an annual growth rate of 30 % over the next five years and clock Rs 11.5 lakh crore (€135 billion) additional production during this period, electronics and IT secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney. Also, the exports of electronic products will grow in the range of 40-50 % annually over the next five years, he added. "Electronics manufacturing in India has been growing quite significantly. We have registered 23 % cumulative annual rate of growth over past five years. Now in this journey the growth is expected to be 30% year on year for next five years," official said at the Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum - Japan Edition.

R&D & Innovation

Research Policy of Bureau of Indian Standards

BIS is continuously evolving in its pursuit of excellence, in various fields of its activities. Innovation is the cornerstone of any organizational evolution; and continuous creation of intellectual property, through research, is the foundation of such innovations. As per BIS Act, 2016, Section 10 (2) (d), one of the functions of the Bureau is to undertake, support and promote such research as may be necessary for formulation of Indian Standards. With a view to aid the creation of a vibrant atmosphere of research in BIS, where fertile minds can work on generation of knowledge, which can create evidence for trying out new ideas & innovations, eventually leading to progressive organizational evolution with the aim to meet its objectives, serve better and excel in all spheres of its activities, a draft research policy has been formulated as provided at Annex I.

Education About Standardization

BEE to study energy efficiency measures

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency has selected Andhra Pradesh to conduct a study on energy efficiency measures in refractory industries. Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) making refractories in East and West Godavari districts have been chosen for the study. The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) will take up a detailed study in the refractory clusters. Detailed energy audits will be conducted by TERI by closely interacting with stakeholders, manufacturers and industry associations.  This will help assess the areas of improvement for energy savings and to identify the scope for introducing latest technologies.

MoRTH notifies regulations for tyres, safety glass, external projections, etc. under CMVR

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) vide GSR 457 (E) dated 20th July 2020, has made following amendments in CMVR 1989. The specification for the Tyre pressure monitoring system ( TPMS) for vehicles up to maximum mass of 3.5 Tonnes which monitors the inflation pressure of the tyre or its variation, while the vehicle is running and transmits the information to the driver, thereby providing advance information to the driver and enhancing road safety has been provided if fitted in the Vehicle.

ICT Including Services

Adoption of TSDSI transposed 3GPP standards National Standards by TEC

TSDSI, as an organizational partner of 3GPP has transposed 3GPP standards (same as Recommendations ITU-R  M.2012-4) totaling 402 in numbers and had provided to TEC for adoption as national standards by TEC. These radio interface standards detail the features and parameters of IMT-Advanced like compatibility, international roaming, and access to high-speed data services.   These standards have been processed for adoption as per the “Standardization Guide – A policy document for adoption of the domestic/international standards into national standards”. Now, these standards [TSDSI transposed 3GPP standards (402 Nos.)] have been approved for adoption into national standards.

ICT Including Services

Adoption of TSDSI transposed OneM2M (Release 2) specifications as National Standards by TEC

TSDSI, as a partner type 1 of oneM2M has transposed oneM2M (release2) specifications totaling 27 documents in numbers and had provided to TEC for adoption as national standards by TEC. These specifications address the need for common M2M service layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. These transposed documents cover oneM2M functional architecture, requirements, Service layer control protocols, Management enablement etc.  These specifications have been processed for adoption as per the “Standardization Guide – A policy document for adoption of the domestic/international standards into national standards. Now, these standards [TSDSI transposed oneM2M (release2) specifications] have been approved for adoption into national standards.

ICT Including Services

TEC providing technical documents to stakeholders for free, industry lauds move

Government’s telecom standard body TEC is providing free access to all technical documents to stakeholders with a view to easing manufacturing and public procurement hassles. The access to Generic Requirements (GRS), Interface Requirements (IR), Essential Requirements (ERs) has been made free. Telecom gear makers are required to follow the technical standards set by TEC for supplying telecom equipment. Every player was required to purchase GRs, IRs and ERs for getting their product tested and also submit the same to meet the tender requirement of the public sector telecom firms.