On 12 August 2016, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) published a notice of Extension date for concurrent running of IS 16046:2012 & IS 16046:2015. The extension notice announced for the concurrent running of battery standards IS 16046:2015/IEC 62133:2012 superseding IS 16046:2012/IEC 62133:2002, which was till 16 September 2016, has now been extended till 31 August 2017 and IS 16046:2012/IEC 62133:2002 shall stand cancelled after 31 August 2016.
New application copies for Grant of registration and inclusion with IS 16046:2012 version test reports will only be accepted till 31 March 2017. The application hard copies will not be accepted by BIS after the cut off date, even if the IS 16046:2012 test reports were issued prior to 31 March 2017.
Application/Inclusion as per new version only will be accepted after 31 March 2017. All the existing registrations under 2012 version have to changeover to 2015 version on or before 31 August 2017, otherwise all existing registered models as per 2012 version shall be processed for deletion from the scope of registration.