Claims products can match global quality, performance standards
Most laptop makers are from the US, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, which are trusted trade partners of India but their manufacturing base is in China.
As the government has decided to impose import curbs on these electronic devices, importers would have to seek a license from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) from November 1.
HP, Dell, Lenovo, Thompson, Acer, Asus to make laptop, tablet, PCs locally from next year
“So far, we have received 58 registrations for the scheme, encompassing entities both large and small, and representing both Indian and foreign interests.
In setback for laptop manufacturers, Centre refuses to postpone move to restrict imports from November 1
An official said the govt is pleased with the response received for the Production Linked Incentive scheme, so there was no need to give more transition time to firms to start manufacturing in India.
Siddaramaiah directed the officials to resume distribution of laptops to SC/ST students, which was stopped some time ago.
PCs had an aura of their own. Remember when the first computer came into your home? Everybody was in awe, and the machine was dressed in protective layers of clothing like a newborn baby.
According to the people who attended the meeting, the government admitted to the haste in bringing the notification curbing imports.
The government has fixed August 30 as the last date for manufacturing IT hardware under Rs 17,000-crore PLI scheme.
Meity officials say cos will get licence for importing these devices within 10-15 minutes after applying on DGFT portal
Imports of multiple laptops, computers and tablets would be allowed only against a valid licence. A notification on this regard was issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade.
In the recent past, the pass percentage in Gurukulam institutions has increased significantly, which has resulted in competition for seats in Gurukulam schools and colleges.