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...

Procurement process speeds up with DGS&D’s new initiatives

March 10, 2015: With the need to speed up the procurement process and make it more cost effective, the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) has over a period of time introduced various initiatives. These have proved to...

ELCINA expresses dismay at PMO putting Preferential Market Access on hold

Monday, July 15, 2013: The recent announcement from the PMO putting on hold certain clauses of the Preferential Market Access Policy applicable to telecom operators has come as a great disappointment to the domestic telecom and electronics industry. This...

IT Dept Launches Instant e-PAN Service Using Aadhaar Card Details

This system is valid for a limited time for residents of India only and for those individuals who are applying to receive their PAN for the first time The Income Tax (IT) department has introduced a new system where resident...

Central Govt to Stop Offering Incentives for UPI Transactions

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Maharastra Traders With A Turnover Below ₹500 million, Exempt From Paying LBT

The amendment will benefit 808,391 out of a total of 809,553 registered traders By Sushma Rani With effect from August 1, 2015, the Maharashtra government has exempted traders with a turnover of less than ₹500 million from paying Local Body Tax...

Online filing of registration requests gaining popularity

Saturday, August 03, 2013: DeitY has set up a portal (www. www.electronicstds.gov.in) for filing online applications under the “Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”. Several users have preferred making the use of this online portal...

National Telecom Policy 2018: Will it be an industry leveller?

The Indian telecom industry is navigating through troubled waters and facing considerable financial distress. It is hoping that the new National Telecom Policy, which is about to be announced, will accept most of the recommendations made by industry leaders...

New Industrial Policy Intends to Align India with Emerging Technologies

The New Industrial Policy is in sync with the challenges and opportunities for India with the fourth industrial revolution technologies The New Industrial Policy, framed by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in consultation with all the ministries, state governments,...

Industry uncertain about impact of preferential market access for ‘made in India’ IT products

By January 2013, government will introduce a similar notification for laptops and tablets The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has issued a notification that makes it mandatory for all government departments to procure 50 per cent of their...

IT Ministry Receives Over 400 Suggestions on Draft Personal Data Protection Bill

Given the recent incidents like Facebook, Cambridge Analytica scandal and Google Plus data leak, draft personal data protection bill sounds a smarter idea The IT Ministry of India will be going through more than 400 suggestions made by government departments,...

Draft guidelines for mandatory registration of electronic goods released

Manufacturers of electronics and information technology goods will have to register themselves and their products with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with effect from April 3, 2013, according to a recent order by DeitY. A draft guideline for the...

Handsets Association Unhappy With Draft NPE 2018

A well-known mobile handset body has undermined the proposed e-policy, saying it is not enough to attract global giants and advocates special incentives to help develop India as an electronics manufacturing center comparable to China and Vietnam. “Companies such as...

DeitY funds SMEs for filing international patents

In spite of this highly beneficial scheme, only 32 companies have filed patent applications in four years and only eight of them have managed to receive funds under DeitY’s SIP-EIT scheme

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