MAIT In Discussion With MeitY For The Growth Of Indian Electronics And IT Manufacturing

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  • The meeting has resulted in specific action points, in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative
  • The need for creation of a component manufacturing hub in India with govt incentives was discussed
  • MAIT had put forth recommendations in-line with the industry’s expectations to develop an export-led manufacturing ecosystem

Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT) along with its industry representatives held a meeting yesterday with Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and other senior Government officials.

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The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the way forward on the growth of the electronics and IT manufacturing industry in India. The meeting was attended by several MAIT members including HP, Dell , Lenovo , Netweb Technologies, CISCO, Rosenberger and many more.

Nitin Kunkolienker, President, MAIT informed CRN Media that they had a very promising discussion with the Minister which has resulted in specific action points, in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Talking points to lead the way forward
Kunkolienker further informed that in his discussion with Prasad, he has highlighted the need for creation of a component manufacturing hub in India which needs to be promoted aggressively by incentivisation by the Government. Talking about PCs, Nitin said that we should take immediate steps to build an ecosystem allowing us to benefit from the large under-utilized manufacturing capacity to encourage domestic manufacturing.

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During the meeting, MAIT had put forth several recommendations in-line with the industry’s expectations that aim to help the industry develop an export-led manufacturing ecosystem and gain global importance for the same. The recommendations included offering production linked export incentive, leveraging India’s geo-political influence and FTA influence with countries to accept BIS & TEC standards as sufficient to access their markets. Another important recommendation was identification of sub-sectors where India should lead the development of standards like 5G, medical electronics, cyber security and data com.

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