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QR Code Scanner Certification Scheme

The objective of Testing and Certification of QR Code Scanner for UIDAI QR Code of e-Aadhar/Aadhar Letter is to facilitate availability of quality assessed QR Code Scanners. This certification scheme provides confidence that certified QR Scanners are reliable, safe, secure and meet the requirements.

Benefits of Certification

The main aim and objective of the scheme is to provide confidence to the user of the QR Code Scanner devices that the certified devices are reliable, safe, secure and meet the requirements. At present the scheme covers QR Code Scanner for QR Code of e-Aadhar/ Aadhar Letter.

This objective is attained by ensuring the QR Code Scanner suppliers are empanelled based on the following:

  • Suppliers are capable to supply QR Code Scanner which meet the technical specification of UIDAI QR Code of e-Aadhar/ Aadhar Letter.

In addition to subjecting QR Code Scanner to various tests, following demonstrable controls on device level, manufacturer level and supplier level will also be verified:

  • The QR Code Scanner are designed, manufactured and delivered to meet the technical requirements of UIDAI QR Code of e-Aadhar/ Aadhar Letter. Final test report and release note of the devices are available on demand.
  • The devices are manufactured at a facility having established Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Supplier has a system to provide confidence in the distribution and maintenance of devices.

Why to Choose STQC?

  • A team of competent Professionals qualified as per international requirements.
  • Use of international applicable standards (preferably ISO std.).
  • Established test methodology and objective evaluation criteria.
  • Repeatable, reproducible, and reliable test results.
  • Grant of “Provisional Certificate” after obtaining minimum level of confidence based on:
  • Test results/ test reports from internal/ external test laboratories.
  • Conducting limited test (high risk category)
  • Certificates of conformity/ approval pertaining to device/ management system (processes) to provide confidence that scheme objectives will be met.

Certification Process

QR Code Scanner Certification Scheme (QRCS-CS) for QR Code of e-Aadhar/Aadhar Letter Application process

  • Vendors need to contact Certification Body of QR Code Scanner Certification Scheme. Refer STQC Website ( for scheme documents and Point of Contacts.
  • After Submission of formal application along with TCF and other documents listed as per scheme to Certification Body (STQC Directorate), A unique Application No will be provided to Vendor.
  • Contact Testing Lab along with Application Number for SRF and Test samples (03 No’s) submission.
  • Payment should be made through NTR Portal ( , as per the details provided by respective testing Lab.
  • Submit the copy of SRF, Invoice Details and BharatKosh payment receipt to Certification body.
  • Lab shall evaluate /test the sample submitted as per the Scheme Specifications. The vendor needs to coordinate with test lab as and when required.
  • Lab will send 2 copies of test report to Certification Body after testing.
  • Certification Committee at Certification Body will evaluate the documents submitted by the vendors and test report submitted by test lab as per scheme.
  • Based on recommendation of Certification Committee (CC), QR Code Scanner will be certified for UIDAI compliance.
  • List of the certified scanner will be published on STQC website.

Details of Point of Contact from Testing Labs

Lab Contact Person Designation Address Mobile Number Email Address

ERTL (North) Delhi


Scientist 'F'


S- Block, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase - II,

New Delhi - 110020


ertlnorth AT

ERTL (East) Kolkata

Shri. Subhendu Das

Scientist 'G' and Sr. Director


 DN Block, Sector V, Salt Lake City

Kolkata - 700 091

 033 - 23672366

subhendu AT


ERTL (West) Mumbai

Sh. Makarand Deshpande

Scientist 'F'

Plot No.F7&8,

MIDC Area,

Opp. SEEPZ, Andheri(East), Mumbai-400093

+91 986 905 0742

makarand AT


ETDC (Bengaluru)

Sh A Chakravarthy

Scientist 'E'

ETDC, Bengaluru

Peenya Industrial Estate, 100 Feet Road , Bengaluru - 560 058

+91 990 181 6291

ETDC Mohali

Shri Harbans Singh

Scientist 'E'

ETDC, Mohali

B - 108, Phase - VIII, Mohali - 160 051


etdcmh AT,

Harbans AT 



QRCS-CS-01 Master List of Documents 14.18 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-02 Rules and Procedure for QRCS Device Certification 251.07 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-03 Reference Specification for QR Code Scanner 45.76 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-04 Guidelines to the Vendors for QR Code Scanner 258.35 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-05 Schedule of Charges 12.92 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-06 Certification Agreement 30.45 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-07 Application form for QRCS Certification Scheme 22.93 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-08 Certificate of Approval 27.08 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-09 List of approved QR Code Scanners 8.81 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-10 Checklist for Compliance Evaluation-QR CODE Scanner 179.51 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-13 Procedure for Provisional Certification 43.14 KBapplication/pdf icon

QRCS-CS-14 Ergonomics of QR Code Scanner Devices 115.37 KBapplication/pdf icon

List of Certified Devices as on 31.10.2020 256.21 KBapplication/pdf icon

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Contact US

Name and Designation Address Phone/Email/Fax
Sh. Suresh Chandra, Scientist G & Head
Biometric Devices Certification Scheme

STQC Directorate
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Electronics Niketan, III Floor, 6,CGO Complex,
Lodi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003

Phone: 011 - 24301382
Email: suresh AT
Fax:011 24363083