Keeping in view the security implications for the country, the government has decided to give preference to the domestically manufactured telecom and electronic products.
“Government has laid down the policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured electronic products in procurement of those electronic products which have security implications for the country and in Government procurement for its own use and not with a view to commercial resale or with a view to use in the production of goods for commercial sale”, Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology told Rajya Sabha on Friday.
He said that as per National Telecom Policy-2012 (NTP-2012), the government will promote the Indian telecom equipment manufacturing in the country.
“The government will promote the ecosystem for design, Research and Development, IPR creation, testing, standardization and manufacturing i.e. complete value chain for domestic production of telecommunication equipment to meet Indian telecom sector demand to the extent of 60% and 80% with a minimum value addition of 45% and 65% by the year 2017 and 2020 respectively”, he said.
It will provide preference to domestically manufactured telecommunication products, in procurement of those telecommunication products which have security implications for the country and in Government procurement for its own use, consistent with our World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments.