“We need to realize the potential and fulfill the expectation”

It gives me immense pleasure to say that the Electronics e-Newsletteris completing one year this month. It was in November 2011 that the first issue of the newsletter had come out. The newsletter has had twelve issues without a break and the mailing list of the newsletter has increased. The newsletter has also seen much more activity [...]

“The interest level in the ESDM has been continuously on an increase over the last one year”

The interest level in the ESDM has been continuously on an increase over the last one year or so. More and more people are today joining the bandwagon as more enquiries and expressions of interest come in every day from academic institutions, Ministries and State Governments and investors. The guidelines for Modified SIPS are now online and [...]

“I have no doubts that the approval of NTP 2012 will provide a boost to telecom design and manufacturing”

The National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 has been formally approved by the Cabinet a few days back. Telecom sector forms a major chunk of the domestic demand for electronics. This demand is expected to exceed USD 30 Billion by 2020. Therefore, the NTP 2012 has significant implications for the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing agenda in the coming decade. The NTP 2012 provides [...]

“Marketing of the industry friendly policies is going to be a major effort”

Two major landmark decisions have been announced, in the month of July 2012, which have potential to change the ESDM sector in India. These decisions, each having very significant implications, came within a gap of less than two weeks. First one relates to support for setting up of Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) and the second one is for Modified Special Incentive [...]

“The basic framework for promoting the sector is now in place”

With both the Modified SIPS and the EMC schemes being approved by the Cabinet, the basic framework for promoting the sector is now in place. Several people have in the last week enquired the procedure for applying under these schemes. States have announced their Electronic clusters, Andhra Pradesh has proposed two, in Hyderabad and in Visakhapatnam. Punjab has suggested one [...]

“There is a good opportunity for industries from two countries to forge partnerships and take advantage of the new incentives”

It is indeed a pleasure to announce yet another land mark policy initiative by Govt. of India relating to the electronics sector. DeitY has, promulgated the Electronics & Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. Details are given separately in this edition. The order puts in place, a new framework which enables mandating quality of electronic goods. Even though [...]

“At DeitY, several small steps have been taken to prepare the ecosystem for developing human resource in the ESDM sector”

Human resource is India’s strength in its march to becoming a leader in knowledge society. The development of ESDM is also intricately linked to leveraging this asset. India is increasingly becoming the hub for R&D and innovation. Most major companies have set up their development centres in India. It is anecdotally believed that the cost of development of a new technology [...]

“The domestic industry must step forward and take up the challenge”

Shri J Satnarayana has joined as the new Secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology. The Electronics e-Newsletter welcomes him to the Department and wishes him a very successful tenure. It would also like to place and acknowledge with gratitude the leadership provided by Shri R. Chandrasekhar, the outgoing Secretary under whose guidance the overall agenda for the electronics sector and the [...]

“Skill development in ESDM cannot be overemphasized”

It is official. The Department of Information Technology is now Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). The name announced close to Holi gives one more reason for all connected with electronics to celebrate and rejoice. The change reflects the renewed thrust and focus being given to electronics by the Government of India. It brings back electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) [...]

“Industry should prepare and plan to cater necessary electronics devices required”

February has started with big bang for the ESDM sector in India. A bang which was heard in electronic capitals of the world. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to provide preference to domestically manufactured electronic products, in procurement of those electronic products which have security implications for the country and in Government procurement for its own use, consistent with India’s World Trade Organization [...]