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Recent Amendments to E-Waste Management Rule 2022: Key Highlights and Implications

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change has recently amended the E-waste Management rule 2022 which was released in Nov 2022. The rule has notified 80+ electronics, electrical, medical and similar appliances with their respective average life cycle.

On 24th July, amendment came out w.r.t addition and modification of previously released rules and guideline. Following are the highlighted from Amendment rule 2023.

i)Following role of manufacturer, refurbisher and recycler:

“Ensure secure, accountable and sustainable management of refrigerant generated during the manufacture of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment by adopting approved destruction technologies as per the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board.”

ii)Provision of submitting ROHS declaration on applying EPR for notified product categories has been extended till below dates.

  • Electronics and electrical products in Schedule II C – 1st April 2025.
  • Components or consumables or parts or spares required for electrical and electronic equipment notified in Schedule II C – 1st April 2028

Schedule II has been divided into Schedule II B & Schedule II C in the amendment rule 2023.

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA