Agra, India


Kemkominfo Implements Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Testing for Mobile Phones and Tablets

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kemkominfo), specifically The Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) published KOMINFO No 177 Tahun 2024 on implementation of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) on Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers. The SAR limits apply to the equipment which are used at a distance of less than 20 cm from the body and work under a radiated transmitting power of more than 20 mW. Some key items addressed in the Decree are listed as follows:

Timeline of implementation:
From 1 April 2024: SAR limits on the head
From 1 August 2024: SAR limits on torso/body and limb

Local Testing Requirement: SAR testing must be conducted in a local laboratory. Currently, only SDPPI laboratory BBPPT can support SAR testing. A two-year grace period is provided to allow for the development of additional local testing facilities.

Temporary Certification Process: During this grace period, if an SDPPI-approved lab cannot issue a timely SAR report, a letter from the local testing lab outlining the estimated issuance date will serve in the interim. SDPPI will then grant an additional 14 days to submit the final test report based on the estimated date provided by the local lab.