Electronics industry can play a huge role in conjunction with the new generation of IT solutions and services, said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
He was speaking at the 44th edition of Electronics Industry Association (ELCINA) annual awards organized to recognize the contributions made in the sphere of Electronics Manufacturing & Research.
He said “We recognize the Electronics sector operates in a fast-changing environment, which brings its own unique set of challenges for the industry.”
He also stated “We understand there is tremendous scope for Electronics to grow in many new areas with the advent of IoT and the billions of sensors expected to be deployed in Communications, Energy, Transportation and Logistics.”
The Government is keen to understand the concerns of the Electronics industry, listen to your suggestions and walk the path together to ensure a conducive policy environment to take advantage of new technology and market disruptions like Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles and other items likely to witness mass adoption like mobile phones, he added.
He said “There is a huge role that the electronics industry can play in conjunction with the new generation of IT solutions and services. We in the Government would like to assure industry that we have worked hard with the industry to announce National Policy on Electronics-2019 to strengthen the ESDM ecosystem in the country.”
During the event, ELCINA President, Amrit Manwani appreciated the contributions of award winners and also mentioned about various policy announcements made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman regarding deep reduction in corporate tax for existing and prospective manufacturers.
Manwani along with ELCINA EC members mentioned that government is all set to support electronics manufacturing in the country.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Chairman, Dr. K Sivan, Bengaluru is awarded as ELCINA “Electronics Man of the Year” 2019.