ELCINA’s first greenfield EMC at Bhiwadi to get land possession soon

As the government pushes to get India’s electronics manufacturing ecosystem in place on a war footing, ELCINA has taken the lead in setting up electronic manufacturing clusters. Its greenfield project in Rajasthan is on track as far as the...

Telecom’s Digital Communications Policy to Draw $100 Bn Investment

The telecom department has come up with Broadband for all and around 4 million employment opportunities under its new Policy The National Digital Communications Policy, the new telecom policy, has been approved by the Union Cabinet, thereby paving the way...

Cabinet approves abolition of Separate Guidelines for establishing JVs by Defence PSUs

The Union Cabinet has approved abolition of existing "Guidelines for establishing Joint Venture Companies by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs)". The decision comes in the backdrop of the issues which emerged in the operationalisation of JV guidelines of DPSUs. The Department...
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Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20: Panacea or Poison?

Electronics manufacturing has been recognised under the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) in the new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20. But how effective will this policy be in reducing the export disability of this sector? Industry veterans are skeptical.  The Central...

Despite economic pressures, ISA bullish about growth of Indian ESDM industry

The report indicates that the Indian ESDM Industry is on a growth trajectory of 9.9 per cent CAGR -- from USD 64.6 billion in 2011 to a forecasted USD 94.2 billion in 2015. The global economic pressures are increasingly...

Lean manufacturing competitiveness scheme offers 80% subsidy to MSMEs

The scheme will be implemented in 500 mini clusters across the country during the 12th Plan period By Srabani Sen Tuesday, July 15, 2014: To give an impetus to the ambitious Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme that was designed to promote the competitiveness...

DGFT Prohibits Import of Electronics & IT Goods Without BIS Registration

Without BIS registration, any import of new electronics and IT goods would be re-exported by the importer. Recently the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has inserted a new policy of the registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)...

Niti Aayog readies draft national energy policy

          The National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s think tank, will come up with a national energy policy in the next two-three months. The policy which will form the basis of India’s energy security...

UIDAI Refuses to Share Aadhaar Data for Govt’s Paperless Travel Scheme DigiYatra

Govt is now looking at other forms of identity proofs like passport although have said that their benefits will not be as useful as that of an Aadhaar card DigiYatra – government’s flagship scheme to make travelling easy, hassle-free and...

IRCTC to Launch New Payment Mode IRCTC-iPay by August 2018

With iPay, the gap between IRCTC and banks will decrease and the elimination of third-party vendors will eventually cause less payment failures IRCTC's own payment Agreegator IRCTC-iPay will be available on https://t.co/K9ZxE5Qlmj by Aug-18 as PCI-DSS security certificate has been...

Indian security and surveillance industry eyes standardisation to propel growth

By Kamya Kandhari January 28, 2015: With the objective of understanding the potential of the Indian security industry, the Security Promotion Group of India (SPGI) organised a seminar on ‘Indian Security-The Next Chapter’ in New Delhi. One of the key discussion...

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...

Electronics development fund coming in February

The Indian electronics industry has majorly relied on imports to meet the rising demand for electronics products. Basic commodities like mobile phone, television, tablet PC and other products are being sourced from markets like China, USA etc. But all...

“With new policy initiatives, we will see a big jump in electronics manufacturing in...

While India is already late in realising the importance of electronics manufacturing, Dr Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the Central Ministry of Telecom and IT, Government of India, believes that the nation does stand a chance of becoming a global manufacturing base. “Today, the world is looking at a ‘China plus one strategy’, which will be an advantage for us,” he says. In a conversation with Rahul Chopra of Electronics Bazaar, Dr Kumar speaks about the dire need to strengthen the electronics manufacturing base of the country, and how government initiatives can make this possible.

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