—CT News Bureau
Mumbai, May 04: In a bid to educate IT channel partners about the business opportunities in IT and electronics, MAIT, an apex body representing IT Industry in India in association with Mumbai based IT association TAIT organised the ‘National Conclave on IT & Electronics Manufacturing in India’. The event was focused on encouraging entrepreneurship within the ICT Industry to boost local manufacturing in India with an aim to make ‘Make In India’ dream a reality.
The event was supported by the Maharashtra Government, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Maharashtra Government Subhash Rajaram Desai was the guest of honour at the event with Dignitaries from Central Govt and State Govt of Maharashtra, CEOs of IT Companies and Leadership Team of MAIT.
The conclave was themed at ‘IT & Electronics Manufacturing in India – Opportunity for IT Channel Partners, System Integrators and SMEs’ that included the panel discussion on Govt Schemes & Policies, Challenges faced by the IT Manufacturers and Opportunities to Manufacture IT Products in India.
Subhash Desai said, ‘Govt is willing to invest 100 Billion USD with an aim to produce goods worth 400 Billion USD. We have an industry friendly Govt in Maharashtra and in the Center and willing to provide all support to the IT Industry. New Electronics Policy of Maharashtra supports ‘Make In India’ Program and Manufacturing of IT Products and Hardware in Maharashtra. I welcome recommendations of MAIT and TAIT prior to its implementation. We are ready to offer the infrastructure and incentives in Maharashtra to the IT Hardware Manufacturers. We should make ‘Make In India’ Program with the support of MAIT and TAIT IT Associations a grand success. Both the associations are doing an excellent job” he added.
K.R. Chaube, President, TAIT said, “He expressed his gratitude to Shri Subhash Desai, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Maharashtra Govt for attending the conclave by changing his original schedule, State Govt and Policy Makers for providing full support to the IT Manufacturers and creating a conducing environment for manufacture of IT Products.”
Amar Babu, President, MAIT said, “We have to see that how can we bring the partners, system integrators’, importers, traders and whole community of business partners with manufacturers to create a much larger IT Hardware eco-system which is much stronger and much more beneficial for the larger objective of enabling IT Manufacturing in the country.”
Further, a panel discussion involved the concerns and advantages of Enabling Policies, Ease of Doing Business, Stable Tax Regime, Clearance of Goods, Transportation of Goods, Creation of Larger IT Eco-System, Opportunities in Manufacturing, New Innovations in Manufacturing Products, Demand for Electronics and Trends in Electronics, Growing Penetration of IT and Telecom Products etc. It also discussed about the implementation of the vision of ‘Make In India’ Programe and make it a reality with the support of Govt in Center, States and IT Associations like MAIT and TAIT.
The other dignitaries like SK Marwah, Director/Scientist ‘F’, Dept. Of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communication & IT, New Delhi, S V Rasal, Principal Director, IDEMI, Ministry of MSME, Maharashtra, Mr Paras Shah, CEO, Neoteric Infomatique, Ajay Sawant, MD, Orient Technologies Virendra Singh, Director, IT, Govt. of Maharashtra, Chetan Bhargava, CBO, Zopper.com, Raj Purohit, BJP MLA, Mumbai and Vineet Goenka, Co. Convenor IT Cell BJP contributed to the conclave and spoke regarding Govt Policies under the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make In India’ program, various opportunities available in IT Manufacturing in India, Innovation, Availability of Incentives and Schemes, Importance of Infrastructure, IT Clusters and Schemes etc.