Rohit Kumar Singh, the secretary for consumer affairs, announced on Wednesday that the government will form expert committees to establish standard chargers for mobile phones and all portable electronic devices and would provide a thorough report in two months.
The use of the USB Type-C port as a standard charger will begin in 2024, according to the European Union. Following the European Union’s ruling, the Indian government will now meet with technology sector experts to discuss the need for a universal charger.
The government will form expert committees to establish standard chargers for mobile phones and all portable electronic gadgets, according to Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh on Wednesday. The groups will then provide a thorough report in two months. According to Singh, India can decide between two different types of chargers, one of which will be a type-C charger.
According to Rohit Kumar Singh, “It’s a complicated problem. India is a leader in the production of chargers. Before making a final choice, we must consider the viewpoints of all parties, including the industry, user, manufacturer, and environment.”
Each stakeholder has a unique perspective, he said, adding that expert groups would be created to look at those issues independently. There will be three sorts of common chargers in India: chargers with separate ports for wearable electronic devices, chargers for laptops and iPads, and chargers for mobile phones and feature phones (smartwatches, bands, etc.).
The three categories will be chosen by a trio of specialists. Within the next two months, the government will receive the file report on this issue from the expert panel. Let us inform you that different chargers are currently required for various gadgets by Indian customers. The type-C charger that is currently the most common is followed by Micro USB and Apple’s Lightning charger.