First meeting of working group on smart card, Biometric and RFID

Thursday, September 25, 2014: DeitY has constituted a Joint Working Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY for Smart Card, Biometric and RFID Industries. The JWG consists of members from the Government, concerned Industry/Associations including R&D organizations of DeitY.

The 1st meeting of Working Group was held on 17th July, 2014 at DeitY, Electronics Niketan, New Delhi.
A presentation was made by DeitY covering overview of the industry. The deliberations during the meeting covered the following:
i. Rationalization of tariff structure for promotion of indigenous manufacturing.
ii. Incentives for promotion of investment in manufacturing of Smart Cards, Biometric and RFID.
iii. Policy initiatives for increasing usage of Smart Cards, Biometric and RFID.
iv. Action plan for enhancing value addition and manufacturing capabilities.
v. Strengthening the eco-system for indigenous manufacturing of Smart Card, Biometric and RFID.

The representatives of the Industry/Industry Associations were requested to send their inputs and proposals for the consideration of the Working Group.
For more information please contact Shri SK Marwah, Director, DeitY (Email: smarwah@deity.gov.in)

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