BEE Star Labeling

BEE Star Labeling Approvals:

The Objectives of Standards & Labeling Program is to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy savings and thereby the cost savings potential of the marketed household and other equipment. The scheme was launched by Ministry of Power in May 2006 and is currently invoked for equipment /appliances under two schemes Mandatory and Voluntary.

BEE- Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) grants STAR RATING of appliances depending upon their energy efficient design and performance.

Greater the number of stars, better its energy saving ability. It is an added sales point thus creating an edge over competition.

What is the Process of Getting Star Labeling?

  • The Indian Entity who wishes to sell the product in Indian Market has to apply for the Star Labeling for their Product on the BEE Portal
  • The Indian Entity firstly has to do the company registration on the BEE Portal with the required documents and send the hard copies of the documents to the BEE headquarters in New Delhi for further process. The applicant has to submit a Refundable Security Deposit of Rs 1,00,000 with BEE for the registration (INR 25,000 for SSI).
  • BEE will provide the User id and Password to the Applicant to login to the BEE portal.
  • The applicant has to apply for the registration of their models to obtain star labelling rights and submit all the documents in hard copies to the Bureau after the online application.
  • BEE will review all the documents and will issue a letter to use the Star labeling on the products

What are the documents required for the BEE Star Labeling?

    Company Registration

  • ISO Certificate of Applicant and Manufacturer
  • Trademark Certificate
  • Authorization Letter.
  • Authorized Retailer List.
  • MSME Certificate (If any)
  • Company ID Proof of Authorized Signatory.
  • Company Registration Certificate.
  • PAN Card of Applicant Company.
  • Affidavit (For Voluntary Scheme products)

    Model Registration:

  • Test Report from Accredited Laboratory.
  • BIS Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Sample Labels.
  • Accreditation Certificate and scope of the testing lab.
  • Covering Letter and Application Form.

The products covered under the Star Labeling are divided into 2 categories:

Voluntary Scheme

  • Induction Motors
  • Agriculture Pump Sets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Stoves
  • Washing Machine
  • Computer (Notebooks/Laptops)
  • Ballast (Electronic/Magnetic)
  • Office Equipment (Printer, Copier Scanner, MFD’s)
  • Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps for Agriculture works
  • Solid State Inverter
  • Diesel Generator
  • Chillers
  • Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps for Agriculture works
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Solar Water Heaters

Mandatory Scheme

  • Frost Free (No Frost) Refrigerator
  • Tubular Fluorescent Lamps
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Distribution Transformers
  • RAC (Cassette, Floor Shading Tower, Ceiling, Corner AC)
  • Direct Cool Refrigerator
  • Electric Geysers
  • Color TV
  • Variable Capacity AIR Conditioner
  • LED LAMPS

FAQ’s for the BEE Star Labeling?

Only an Indian Entity who wishes to carry out the sales of product in Indian Market can be the applicant. It can be either Importer/Trader/Manufacturer.
No, for each brand/ product category a separate account has to be created.
Yes the hard copies have to submitted to the Headquarters of BEE.
The validity of the certificate will be defined by the labelling period specifically mentioned in the schedule along with the table based on which star rating level is calculated. After that models have to be upgraded or downgraded.
Yes the quarterly data of the production has to be provided to the Bureau and with respect to it the labeling fees has to be paid.

Here are the details:

  • Rs 1,00,00 as the security deposit at the time of registration of the company
  • Rs 2,000 for the model registration.
  • Labeling fees is according to the product.
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