Electronic manufacturing cluster at Hosur: An outline

Wednesday, October 09, 2013: M/s GMR has proposed setting up an electronic manufacturing cluster (EMC) in Hosur, Tamil Nadu in 527.08 acres of land and has been accorded in-principal approval by DeitY. Details of this EMC are as under: Location: Located at Hosur, Krishnagiri 25 Kms from Hosur Special Investment region in Tamil Nadu, the cluster [...]

Compulsory registration for specified electronics order further streamlined

Tuesday, October 08, 2013: The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), has mandated Compulsory Registration for Specified Electronic items vide “Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012”. Based on the requests received from stakeholders and for smooth implementation of the said order, the DeitY has issued orders clarifying that the department shall [...]

Govt has initiated anti-dumping investigations into imports of solar cells initiated

Tuesday, October 08, 2013:Directorate general of anti-dumping & allied duties vide notification No.14/5/2012-DGAD dated Nov 23, 2012 has initiated anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of solar cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in modules or panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates, originating in or exported from Malaysia, China PR, Chinese Taipei [...]

Procedure for implementation of PMA in government procurement through DGS&D finalised

Monday, October 07, 2013: Department of Commerce, Government of India, had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Rita Teaotia, additional secretary, Department of Telecommunication, for the implementation of the policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured electronic products in the procurements carried out by DGS&D. The committee constituted vide its order dated Feb 28, [...]


Deora Says No Notification Will Be Issued Until The Review Of PMA Policy Is Complete

As far as government procurement is concerned, the policy will be applicable to all the ministries and departments (except Defense) along with their agencies for electronics products procured for government purposes [....]

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MAIT Appeals Government To Include ERV Clause For Goods

Falling rupee has made Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), which is the apex body representing the ICT community to appeal to the government to include Exchange Rate Variation (ERV) clause with respect to the purchase of Goods. The IT hardware industry comprising products such as computers, tablets, laptop, printers are heavily dependent on imports and hence, are worst affected by fall in rupee [....]


Government Is Making Efforts To Fast Track Establishment Of NIELIT Centers In Northeast

The Government of India is making efforts to fast track the process of establishing centres of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) in Northeast India. The plan of the Ministry is to establish at least 20 centres in the northeast region [....]


NEILIT Would Generate Jobs In Connection With Urdu Language

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology programme will open 50 centres in India where Urdu speaking children will be given training on electronics hardware. Urdu Pedia similar to Wikipedia has been launched by the government that will enable people to add to the content in Urdu language once they get registered on its website [....]


Local Sourcing Rules Might Not Be Applicable To Private Telecom Companies

An internal document of Department of Electronics & IT higlighted the fact that India is planning to exempt private telecom companies from local sourcing rules. Apart from this, the government is also proposing to change a controversial clause in the draft of Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy [....]


Cabinet Approves 100 Per Cent FDI In Telecom Sector

From now onwards, out of 100 per cent FDI, 49 per cent will be done through automatic route and beyond that through FIPB route. Increasing FDI limit to 100 per cent in the telecom sector will facilitate the industry in receiving fresh funds in order to lower the financial burden [....]