Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification
with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by
any automotive certification agency in India for enhancing the security of the
CMVR certificates which includes Type Approval Certificates (TAC) and
Conformity of Production (COP) Certificates for vehicles, engines and
new ICAT certificate format consists of nine new and unique security features
incorporated in the certificate. The most important security feature is the
paper itself on which the certificate is to be printed as it is a special paper
which is made especially according to ICAT’s specific requirements. The unique
features in the certificate include High security paper, Printing using the
ultraviolet ink, Troymark, Microprint, Pantograph, Reverse Pantograph, Secure
code, Print code and Digitally printed stamp and seal of ICAT.
some of the security features are generic in nature (i.e. same for all the
certificates), the other features are specific for each certificate i.e. the
contents or the information covered through these features will be specific for
that particular certificate. Another distinction is that some of the features
are visible only through ultraviolet light. The certificates will be printed
using special printers which have been imported by ICAT for this very purpose.
the new high security features it will become difficult to forge or counterfeit
the ICAT certificate.
new Icat certificate format was released in the presence of Priyank Bharti,
Joint Secretary, MORTH Neeti Sarkar, CEO, NATRiP Implementation Society, K C
Sharma, Advisor, MORTH, Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT and Pamela Tikku, Senior
General Manager, ICAT released a new ICAT certificate format.
event was attended by officials of SIAM, ACMA, several OEMs including Maruti
Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda Cars, Mahindra, Tata Motors, etc., and component manufacturers including Denso.
is the premier certification agency authorised by Ministry of Road Transport
and Highways (MORTH) for providing testing and certification services to the
vehicle and component manufacturers situated within India and abroad. In
addition to the certification services, ICAT is providing extensive testing
services for product development and validation.