1 – Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme(M-SIPS)
The Cabinet had, in July, 2012 approved the M-SIPS to provide a special incentive package to promote large scale manufacturing in the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector. The scheme provides subsidy for capital expenditure – 20% for investments in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 25% in non-SEZs. The Scheme was amended in August, 2015 for scope enhancement and simplification of procedure. The Scheme has attracted investments in the ESDM sector to the tune of Rs. 1,26,838crore, of which investments of around Rs. 17,997 crore have been approved by the MeitY. The M-SIPS has been able to create positive impact on investment in electronics sector.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi has given its approval for amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector and moving towards the goal of ‘ Net Zero imports’ in electronics by 2020. Besides expediting investments into the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India, the amendments in M-SIPS are expected to create employment opportunities and reduce dependence on imports. The projects already received under the scheme have the potential to generate employment to the extent of upto one million persons (direct and indirect).
The Policy covers all States and Districts and provides them an opportunity to attract investments in electronics manufacturing. So far, 243 applications have been received under the scheme, out of which 75 applications have been approved involving investment proposals of Rs. 17,997 crore.
The salient features of the amendment are:
Further details can be had from :-
2 – Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC)
To make India a global player in the field of Electronics Manufacturing and to offset disabilities faced by industries for reliable infrastructure, Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) scheme was notified vide notification no. 252 dated 22nd October, 2012 to provide support for creation of world-class infrastructure for attracting investments in the Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Sector.
For effective functioning of the scheme, a set of guidelines for operationalization of the EMC scheme were issued on 15th April 2013. The guidelines for EMC contains the requisite project parameters, detailed terms and conditions of the scheme along with the applications forms for making preliminary and final application. The EMCs scheme provides grant assistance for setting up of both Greenfield and Brownfield EMCs across the country. The financial assistance under the scheme is in the form of grant-in-aid only. The Scheme is open for 5 years for receiving applications from the date of notification.
Detailed Scheme and Guidelines thereof may be seen from link: