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India WPC - LPD Rules For Inductive Applications

January, 2022


The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing in India has released Gazette G.S.R. 870(E) “Use of Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices or Equipment for Inductive Applications (Exemption from License) Rules, 2021” on December 21, 2021.


These rules are now in effect and are not applicable to wireless equipment that has already been type approved under the “Use of Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices or Equipment for Inductive Applications (Exemption from Licensing Requirement) Rules, 2015.”


Under the new Rules, 2021, the Inductive Applications include:

  • Car immobilizers

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) applications such as automatic article identification

  • Asset tracking

  • Alarm systems

  • Waste management

  • Personal identification

  • Access control

  • Proximity sensors

  • Anti-theft systems

  • Location systems

  • Near Field Communications (NFC) applications such as those used for data transfer to handheld devices

  • Anti-theft systems including Radio Frequency (RF) antitheft induction systems such as Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)

  • Wireless control systems

  • Animal identification

  • Cable detection

  • Wireless voice links

  • Automatic road tolling

  • Wireless power transfer (WPT) or wireless charging through inductive loop system having radiocommunication between the transmitter and receiver.


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