Any Indian manufacturer, authorised trader/dealer of a foreign manufactured equipment, licensed service operator or local office of a foreign telecom equipment manufacturer having permission from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for import and sell of their Principals product is eligible for seeking approval for an equipment for which an approved TEC GR exists.
If the firm is manufacturing the same product under different brand names for different dealers, he is required to apply separately for each brand of product. Interface Type granted to a trader is also in his name and is for a particular model of product manufactured by a particular manufacturing source. The trader is required to disclose the source of manufacture of the product. In the case of a foreign manufactured model of a product, if it is being sold by more than one trader in India, each trader is required to approach TEC separately for Type Approval of the product.