Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
03-September-2012 17:34 IST
Radiation Emission Levels in Mobile Handsets

The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sh Milind Deora informed the Rajya Sabha recently that Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), under Department of Telecommunications (DoT), is in the process of setting up Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) laboratory in the country to test the SAR value of mobile handsets.

DoT has notified the following revised SAR limit for compliance:

(I) SAR level for mobile handset to be limited to 1.6 Watt/Kg. averaged over a mass of 1 gram of human tissue.
(ii) All new designs of mobile handsets will comply with SAR value of 1.6 W/Kg averaged over 1 gram tissue w.e.f. 1st September, 2012. However, the mobile handsets with existing designs which are compliant with 2.0 W/Kg averaged over 10 gram tissue, may continue to co-exist up to 31st August, 2013.
(iii) From 1st September, 2013, only the mobile handsets with revised SAR value of 1.6 W/Kg would permitted to be manufactured or imported in India for domestic market.