The Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC) is a Wing of Department of Telecommunications coming under the Ministry of Communications of the Government of India. The department is responsible for issuing amateur radio licenses, allotting the frequency spectrum and monitoring the frequency spectrum. The WPC is headquartered in New Delhi and has regional branches in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati.
WPC is divided into major sections like Licensing and Regulation (LR), New Technology Group (NTG) and Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation (SACFA). SACFA makes recommendations on major frequency allocation issues, formulation of the frequency allocation plan, making recommendations on the various issues related to International Telecom Union (ITU), to sort out problems referred to the committee by various wireless users, siting clearance of all wireless installations in the country, etc.
Technical Group 'A' officers manning this organization comes under cadre of Indian Radio Regulatory Service. Wireless Adviser of India is highest officer in the hierarchy, who report to Member (Technology) of Telecom Commission of India under Department of Telecommunications.
Permission from WPC is required for importing any radio equipment's in India, including walkie-talkie, RC cars/boats, drones/UAV, ZigBee, Bluetooth devices, Bluetooth Headphone, Wireless Pendrives , Wireless POS Terminal, Wireless speakers etc. Imports of radio equipment's into India, without prior permission from WPC, will be confiscated by Customs at point of entry. The certification process includes the application, evaluation and testing of the product before the WPC certificate and ETA (Equipment Type Approval) certification number is issued.
Applicable on wireless products including frequency ranges for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
WPC includes two licenses ETA (Equipment Type Approval) and Import License.
ETA (Equipment Type Approval)
This license authorizes the product frequency and its model number.
Licence Validity - Lifetime
Under this license the quantity of the product to be imported is granted.
Licence Validity - 6 Months
Documents Required -