Small intervention makes big impact

By Dr Ajay Kumar, joint secretary, DeitY Wednesday, December 17, 2013: The TV production in the country saw a big boost this year, especially after the carrying colour LCD/LED TVs as free baggage allowance was disallowed by Government. A small intervention made a big impact. This highlights the need for interventions beyond MSIPS to promote [...]

By Dr Ajay Kumar, jt secy, DietY

“With a full-fledged state-of-the-art fab coming up in India, we will enter into the elite league of nations to have this facility”

By Dr Ajay Kumar, jt secy, DietY Monday, October 07, 2013: Three cheers to the government for having given green signal to the setting up of semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities (fabs) in India. With a full-fledged, state-of-the-art fab coming to India, we will enter into the elite league of nations which have this facility. This is [...]


“Phase I of JNNSM has been very successful.”

The Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been very successful wherein 1685 MW of solar power was generated as against the target of 11,000 MW. The main challenge was starting a transmission line in the areas of Kargil and Ladakh so that power could be evacuated to the other parts of [...]

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“India will not accept snooping by any country.”

If there is any attempt to access content we will support it through fair means. We will not accept any such manner of surveillance. We have been informed from other side that this is broad looking at trends. Never take a position either in diplomacy or domestically unless you are completely in control of it. [...]

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“e-governance among traders need of the hour.”

With the change in business scenario, not only in India but also over the globe, the domestic trade needs a facelift and as such e-governance among traders is the need of the hour. e-Governance promotes transparency and provides smooth conduct of business operations and also have higher government accountability. There is a need to create [...]

Dr. Ajay Kumar
Joint Secretary, DeitY

“Promoting startup incubators is an important part of the policy.”

We are processing proposals from International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore and Delhi University. It is likely that the startup incubators will draw from the Rs 10,000-crore Electronic Development Fund. Dr. Ajay Kumar said in the backdrop of the Government of India finalising plans to fund and incubate technology startups that specialise in Electronics.

Mr. Kapil Sibal
Minister of Communications & IT

“Electronic chip plants will serve India’s strategic purpose.”

Setting up of electronic chip facilities will also be of nation’s strategic purpose as chips have security implications. There are strategic sectors like atomic energy sector, space, defence and power. In all of these you need chips. There are security considerations. It will serve our strategic purpose. There are security consideration. The fabs should be [...]

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“India to become global electronics hub.”

ESDM is the next sunrise sector for India and that the fast-growing demand for electronics hardware in the country, coupled with India’s growing strengths in semiconductor chip design, provide a huge opportunity for the country to become a globally-competitive electronics hub. In the coming months, the effort will be to create greater awareness and marketing [...]


“Will not issue any notification until completion of review of PMA policy.”

It has been decided that no notification under the policy with regard to procurement in private sector, of products having security implications be issued till such a review is completed. The government has thus so far issued detailed notifications for 23 telecom products and six electronics/IT related products for which preference to domestic manufacturers is [...]

Mr. Kapil Sibal
Minister of Communications & IT

“We have to have fab unit (computer chip plant) in India.”

Everything in this country is subject to fear that court may put you in jail tomorrow. We have to get out of that fear. If I have to go to jail for children of India, I’d rather go to jail than not empower my children. We have to take decision. One of the big decisions [...]