Govt Policy

R&D expenditure cannot exceed 50% of approved project cost

According to the new guidelines, only expenditure on R&D that leads to manufacture of products will be considered eligible for incentives under MSIPS. Standalone R&D units are not eligible for subsidies By EB Bureau Tuesday, August 12, 2014: The Indian electronics industry needs to focus on strengthening its research and development (R&D) activities to compete and [...]


Lean manufacturing competitiveness scheme offers 80% subsidy to MSMEs

The scheme will be implemented in 500 mini clusters across the country during the 12th Plan period By Srabani Sen Tuesday, July 15, 2014: To give an impetus to the ambitious Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme that was designed to promote the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the electronics sector, the government recently [...]


BUDGET 2014: Imported electronics will be costilier

Highlights of the Budget 2014, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday, July 24, 2014: MANUFACTURING *Imported electronics will be costilier * It’s time India started its own defence manufacturing *Tax incentives for manufacturing sector will aid in revival *Need to revive growth in manufacturing, infra sectors *Needs a push for job creation, especially in the [...]


Scheme for skills development in ESDM to start in five states

The scheme is being delayed because the list of experts for the selection committees has not been finalised By Srabani Sen Tuesday, June 24, 2014: The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), Government of India, had approved a scheme in November 2013 for providing skills development in the electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector. [...]


National scheme to support MSMEs in ESDM sector

The scheme aims at providing financial support to MSMEs to promote manufacturing, improve quality and encourage exports By EB Bureau Friday, May 09, 214: The electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India is dominated by global giants like Samsung, Nokia, Bosch, GE, Sony and Panasonic, to name a few. As a result, the contributions [...]


NSIC’s raw material assistance scheme needs to be more user-friendly

MSMEs feel that the 100 per cent bank guarantee alone is not sufficient. The paper work and rate of interest also need to be reduced By Srabani Sen Thursday, March 03, 2014:The Raw Material Assistance Scheme, offered by the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), a Government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Micro, Small [...]

policies on electronics

States market ESDM policies to attract investors

States that have come up with their electronics and IT policies are now vying with each other to woo investors. Let’s compare their policies and find out what benefits they offer to investors By Srabani Sen Saturday, September 07, 2013: Along with the Union government’s efforts to promote manufacturing of electronics hardware in India, states [...]


National policy on universal electronic accessibility

Wednesday, December 18, 2013: Cabinet had approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility. The policy endeavours to facilitate equal and unhindered access to Electronics and ICTs products and services by differently abled persons. This policy recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities as well as to facilitate equal access to Electronics [...]


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 [...]