Government of India accords highest priority to the Digital India programme that is an umbrella programme for transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The pillars 4 and 5 of the Digital India programme, namely ‘e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology’ and ‘e-Kranti - Electronic Delivery of Services’ respectively are directly linked to the e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. The implementation of e-Kranti is vital for Digital India and for the delivery of e-governance, easy governance and good governance in the country. For assuring Quality, it is required to ensure the Conformity of IT Solution characteristics with the System requirements. In order to ascertain this conformity, availability of IT Test laboratories which are established as per International Best Practices becomes necessary. Such labs are required to be approved as IT Test Laboratories of IT domain with defined scope of approval. This will enable IT Solution provider to demonstrate compliance of its solution to the requirements of the project / RFP by providing a test report from an approved laboratory. This scheme is promoted by STQC Directorate, Meity and is based on International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) and ISO/IEC 17011 (Conformity assessment —Requirements for Approval bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies)
The scheme is intended to recognize the competence of IT test laboratories and to provide confidence to the stakeholders that Test results of Solutions tested in these laboratories are reliable, reproducible and repeatable. Under the scheme, after satisfactory completion of the assessment, the laboratory is issued a `Certificate of Approval’ indicating conformance to specified requirements of applicable standards as specified in the scheme.
The scheme covers both private and public (Government) IT test laboratories involved in software and system testing with in-house and/or onsite capabilities.
Scope and Objective
The scope of Approval Scheme covers approval of IT Testing Laboratories engaged in testing software applications & systems for both functional and non-functional characteristics to ensure quality & security of software and systems.
The scope of the IT (Software and System) Test Laboratories for approval for conformity assessment.
Type of Testing
Application Security Testing
A. Web Application Security Testing
B. Mobile Application Security Testing
C. API Security Testing
Vulnerability Analysis & Penetration Testing
Website Testing as per GIGW
- SETL Approval Process (Create Link for document as attached)
- Flowchart for Approval Scheme for SETLs (Create Link for document as attached)
- Important Notice/Circulars/Presentations
STQC-SAB-D01-Rules & Procedure of SAB
STQC-SAB-D02-Approval Criteria of SETL
STQC-SAB-D04-Policy on Use of STQC Approved Laboratory Logo
STQC-IT&eGov-D05-Operations of SETL & Technical Oversight
STQC-SAB-P01-Procedures for Operating Approving Body
STQC-SAB-P02-Adverse Decisions by Approving body
SAB-F01-Application form for Approval of SETL
SAB-F04-Certificate of Approval of SETL
STQC-IT&eGov-F02-Agreement with applicant for certificate of approval
|Name and Designation
Sh. Suresh Chandra,
Head & Scientist G
|Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Electronics Niketan, III Floor, 6,CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
011 - 24301382