37 more products brought under Simplified Certification Scheme
The Telecommunication Engineering Centre TEC of Department of Telecommunications DoT has brought 37 more products under Simplified Certification scheme SCS. It has come into effect from yesterday. This will reduce the time taken for certification from eight weeks to two weeks and promote ease of doing business.
These products include media gateway, IP security equipment, IP terminals, optical fibre or cable, transmission Terminal Equipment, etc. The total products under SCS have now gone up to forty nine from twelve.
Only administrative fee will be charged by the TEC for Essential Requirement ER based applications submitted under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment MTCTE irrespective of GCS and SCS category.
The evaluation fee has been completely waived off. This is a huge relief for the original equipment manufacturer or applicants as it amounts to reduction in application fee by more than 80 per cent, thereby further reducing the compliance burden.
Presently, there are sixty Telecom and Networking products which have been notified under MTCTE regime.