This page provides details of major policy initiatives of Government of India which have a direct bearing on Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector.
Electronics industry is the world’s largest and fastest growing industry and is increasingly finding applications in all sectors of the economy. The National Policy on Electronics 2012 (NPE 2012) envisioned creating a globally competitive Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry to meet the country's needs and to serve the international market.
The Government of India attaches high priority to electronics hardware manufacturing and it is one of the important pillars of both “Make in India” and “Digital India” programmes. Implementation of the Schemes/ Programmes under the aegis of the National Policy on Electronics 2012 (NPE 2012) has successfully consolidated the foundations for a competitive Indian ESDM value chain. It is now proposed to build on that foundation to propel the growth of ESDM industry in the country. Besides the economic imperative, focus on electronics hardware manufacturing up to the integrated circuit or chip level is required due to the growing security concerns. However, the sector continues to face many challenges.
The National Policy on Electronics 2019 (NPE 2019), prepared after extensive stakeholder consultation, envisages to position India as a global hub for ESDM with thrust on exports by encouraging and driving capabilities in the country for developing core components, including chipsets, and creating an enabling environment for the industry to compete globally.
The page also provides information regarding important study reports, presentations and other documents regarding important policy initiatives.