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Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications has notified “Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules” in Gazette of India vide G.S.R. 1131(E) PART XI" on 5th September 2017 which prescribes for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment. Any telegraph which is used or capable of being used with any telegraph established, maintained or worked under the licence granted by the Central Government in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), shall have to undergo prior mandatory testing and certification in respect of parameters as determined by the telegraph authority from time to time.

Telecommunication Engineering Centre, New Delhi, under Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which, inter alia, is the Telegraph Authority for the purpose of Testing and Certification. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) under these rules are notified separately. The testing is to be carried out by Indian Accredited labs and based upon their test reports, certificate shall be issued by TEC.

Surveillance of products under MTCTE is carried out by Licensed Service Area (LSA) field units of Department of Telecommunications.