The WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination) of India addresses type approval through self-declaration for certain categories of wireless equipment in the license-exempt bands.
The following devices (commercial/finished products) are exempt from type approval:
- mobile/computing devices
- electronic notepads
- smart watches
- short range devices (including accessories)
Equipment must be operating in license exempt bands as permitted in India to qualify under the equipment type approval exemption.
Authorization through self-declaration by the importer is permitted in this case.
Information required in/for declaration:
- Name and title of person of authority
- Serial number
- Name of equipment manufacturer/importer
- Make & model
- Frequency range
- Output power
- Test report
Test samples, prototypes, and pre-launch devices of the above categories are also exempt. This supercedes Ministry letter no. R-1108/07/2017-PP from 11/09/2018 in regards to the equipment type approval requirements for wireless equipment in the license exempt bands for test/prototype sample units.