3rd October as BIS certification deadline unrealistic: Lenovo’s Rahul Agarwal

26th September 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Rahul-Agarwal-executive-director-commercial-business-segment-Lenovo IndiaWith the Indian Government making BIS certification mandatory for IT products across 15 categories, there has been guarded whispers in the Great  Indian IT corridor. On top of it, the deadline being set for  3rd October, some players have gone finicky. However, others have chosen to roll out a cautious welcome to the BIS certification issue. Mouseworld Now, in its attempt to make the voices of Indian IT resonate in policy-making circles, presents to you different strands of thought.

Mr. Rahul Agarwal, executive director-commercial business segment, Lenovo India on the BIS certification issue shares his thoughts with the Mouseworld Now correspondant. Here are the edited excerpts…

There has been a proliferation of IT products in our daily lives and the BIS certification initiative is a positive step towards encouraging only genuine products in the market. The volume of the products applying for the certification is overwhelming across categories, but the deadline is too short. The October 3 deadline is unrealistic and the government has to put more resources on the job to shorten the turnaround time.

We are hopeful that the deadline will be extended, allowing the companies to submit their products without paying a late fee. Lenovo submitted 150 products and only about 50 had been certified yet. Overall, the intent is good, but execution was not planned to support the volumes of new products.


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