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Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2017

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Nodal Agency



Applicable Technologies


Solar photovoltaics technology

Scheme Period


Enforceable from the date of expiry of one year from the date of gazette notification of the order.




  • Any manufacturer who manufactures, stores for sale, sells or distributes goods, shall apply for registration to the Bureau of India Standards (BIS).
  • Goods manufactured for the purpose of export are excluded from obtaining registration from BIS.





Powers to call for Information


  • Appropriate authority or authorized person may ask for samples from the manufacturer for the purpose of checking compliance with the order.
  • Appropriate authority with an order may inspect books and goods, enter, search and seize goods if required, on the grounds of contravention of the order.


Series approval


  • Provided for goods having different sizes, ratings and varieties, etc.
  • Decision to be taken by MNRE or its authorized agencies.


Obligation to furnish information


  • The manufacturer cannot refuse to give information lawfully demanded from it.
  • The manufacturer cannot conceal, destroy, mutilate or deface any related book or document in its possession or control.  









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