The Union Budget 2017-18: ELCINA’s recommendations

The Indian electronics industry awaits the budget of 2017-18 with great anticipation, as it’s not very certain as to how the recent demonetisation by the government will impact it. ELCINA has put forward certain recommendations for the upcoming budget,...

Journey of Andhra Pradesh Towards Industry 4.0

A technology enabled paradigm shift is now happening in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The state is moving towards the next industrial revolution – Industry 4.0. In a recent visit to Andhra Pradesh, Sudeshna Das, senior executive editor, EFY...

The MeitY-BIRAC Industry Innovation Programme on Medical Electronics (IIPME)

The programme’s goal is to fund a portfolio of Indian pilot projects targeting innovations in multi-disciplinary areas comprising electronics, engineering, medical devices, healthcare, software, algorithms and information technology to enable fast paced development in medical electronics By EB Bureau The Industry...

Government promotes indigenous manufacture of set-top boxes (STBs)

Indigenous manufacturing of set-top boxes is part of the road map for the digitisation of the broadcast sector By EB Bureau The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has taken several steps to promote indigenous manufacture of set-top boxes (STBs)...

Status update: Implementation of MeitY’s policies

From the modification of the special incentive package to the procurement of locally manufactured electronics products, MeitY is working hard to bring out updated policies and schemes to promote electronics manufacturing in India By EB Bureau Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme...

NITI Aayog: Reaching out to startups and innovators

Having replaced the former Planning Commission, NITI Aayog, the premier policy think tank of the Indian government, aims to play a larger role in the economic policy-making process of the government. The government has entrusted this institution with the...

Status update: Implementation of MeitY policies

The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has been transformed into the independent Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY). Here is an update on how its key schemes are being implemented By EB Bureau Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS): This...

Promoting collaborative industrial R&D funding through GITA

MeitY has approved a proposal submitted by the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) to provide funding and support to the electronics industry and academic institutions to do collaborative research By EB Bureau The Gita project aims to promote innovation, IP,...

GST to boost electronics system design, manufacturing sector

The Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry would receive a major boost with the introduction of GST in terms of attracting foreign investment and creating a level-playing field. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) President M N Vidyashankar notified...

IT-Electronics industry leaders keen to see implementation of GST law

The much awaited and talked about GST regime in India is finally attaining certainty with a four-slab GST tax structure of 6, 12, 18 and 26 per cent being mooted at the GST Council meet after unveiling of the...

Electronic products policy to focus on exports

NITI Aayog, the government’s premier think tank, has junked its first dedicated ‘Make in India Strategy for Electronic Products’ and has floated another policy that is more export-oriented and favors developing coastal economic zones.   The previous policy paper had faced opposition from...
Aruna Sundararajan, secretary, MeitY

MeitY will boost electronics industry with 8 new initiatives : Aruna Sundararajan

Aruna Sundararajan, secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) while expressing her views about the Indian Electronics System  Design and Manufacturing  ( ESDM) industry at the ELCINA-EFY Award ceremony 2016, announced 8 core initiatives which will be undertaken by MeitY to boost further...

Goods and Services Tax (GST): A new beginning in the indirect taxation landscape of...

The GST, based on the concept of ‘one nation, one tax’, has finally been approved in the Rajya Sabha. Here is a brief overview of the impact it could have on Indian industry By EB Bureau The much awaited GST (Goods...

MAIT to assist state in formulating electronics policy

The Panaji government will soon formulate a State Electronics Policy, with the help of Manufacture Association of Information Technology (MAIT), an all India association of information technology and electronics companies.Coming out with this information, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said...

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