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  • 25 January, 2022

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National Policy on Electronics, 2019

Objective of National Policy on Electronics, 2019

  • The Policy envisions positioning India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing - (ESDM) by promoting domestic manufacturing, skill development, start-up, export eco-system and improving ease of doing business for the ESDM industry.
  • It aims to achieve a turnover of $400 billion and generate 1 crore jobs in the ESDM sector by 2025.

Salient features of National Policy on Electronics, 2019

  • Creating eco-system for globally competitive ESDM sector- by encouraging domestic manufacturing through consistent tax incentives, establishing Electronic
  • Manufacturing Clusters, promoting Defence Offsets and sub-sectors like semi-conductor facilities, display fabrication units etc.
  • Developing and Mandating Standards in the sector- which would include institutional mechanism for participation of all stakeholders (Govt, Industry, Academia, Experts) and mandatory compliance in the field of electronics goods, including cyber security.
  • Promoting Ease-of-doing Business- by facilitating single window mechanism for global investors using existing mechanisms like Invest India, National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency.
  • Encourage Industry-led R&D and Innovation- in all sub-sectors of electronics. This would encompass support to various initiatives in areas like 5G, IoT/ Sensors, Artificial Intelligence etc.
  • Human Resource Development- by generating research base at Ph.D. level, opportunities for joint IPRs to Indian candidates at foreign institutions, and work closely with all agencies (Centre and State).
  • Export Promotion- by providing attractive package of incentives so that exporters can compete in global markets.
  • Promote Trusted Electronics Value Chain- to improve national cyber security profile and control its supply chain across national defense and critical national infra like energy grids, digital economy etc.
  • Promote Cyber Security- by enhanced understanding of cyber security issues, risks; development of testing facilities, photonics, nano-based devices etc by the start-ups.
  • Developing Core Competencies in the sub-sectors of Electronics- such as Indian Fabless Chip Design Industry, Medical Electronic Devices Industry, Automotive Electronics Industry, Power Electronics for Mobility and Strategic Electronics Industry.
  • Promotion of Electronic Components Manufacturing Ecosystem- by providing incentives for lithium-ion cells, chip components, fuel cells, optical fibre, solar cells etc.
  • Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Industry- including Engineering & Design of PCBs, Functional testing, Maintenance services like warranty and repair services etc.
  • Mega Projects- by providing special package which would invite extremely high-tech and huge investments in areas like semiconductor facilities, display fabrication etc.

Source: PIB

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