MAIT undertakes various initiates with stakeholder involvement under each policy advocacy areas
To further the effectiveness of our public policy advocacy goals, MAIT undertakes various initiatives with stakeholders
Make in India: We are working on policy advocacy around the Government’s flagship program, ‘Make in India’.MAIT’s focus on promoting domestic electronics consumption and increasing IT manufacturing, brings together both the industry and authorities to help in the development of indigenous manufacturing. Together we are enabling a policy framework that spurs an IT manufacturing ecosystem.
Manufacturing leadership group: MAIT has created a Manufacturing leadership focus group for brainstorming on various issues related to the promotion of manufacturing. The intent is to collaborate with experienced industry heads, subject matter experts and well-connected policy advocates, draft a detailed advocacy proposal, present it to the government, influence implementation and obtain the requisite notification/circular/guidelines
GST focus group: MAIT has been advocating issues on GST right from the initial discussion to the framing of India’s GST laws, rules and rate. The massive scale and size of GST implementation brings with it many challenges, including transition anxiety and capacity building for users of the GST platform. The GST focus group aims at helping companies in successful GST adoption, migration and on-going issue mitigation.
ESDM policy tracker - state & centre:The ESDM policy tracker compares and reviews the ESDM policy of all key states. The main objective of the tracker is to understand the existing gaps in the ESDM policy and suggesting ‘Model ESDM/IT & Electronics Policy’ for states.
One Nation, One Tax, One Market: The objective is to bring all PC ecosystems onto a single platform, as a consortium, so as to address GST concerns effectively. This includes a training program to support change management, filing of GST returns, provisioning a virtual training portal, providing training content in vernacular languages across the nation, offering low cost bundled hardware & software solutions and implementing capacity building programs for SMEs in the country.
Digital India Action Group: MAIT launched it’s think-thank, Digital India Action Group (DIAG), to provide strategic ideas for enriching and accelerating the rollout of the Digital India Program across the country.
Tracking business opportunities in ICT: MAIT tracks the central and state budgetary allocation on projects. The objective is to identify business opportunities in the financial year and understand evolving Government initiatives. This will allow companies to better plan their Government business funnel and pitch for opportunities in the ‘Digital India’ realm of projects, in every part of the country
Smart Cities Portal: This initiative is a World Bank collaboration with the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, and MAIT and looks at establishing a portal on Smart Cities in India. The portal is set to help the development of 100 Smart Cities in India, by benchmarking the best practices under a similar initiative in Korea.
Eduvision: This unique initiative by MAIT, mandates the use of IT in schools nation-wide. It includes facilitating partnerships between all stakeholders and creating a policy advocacy campaign that makes IT mandatory in India’s education system.
World Digital Expo 2018: Organized by MAIT, this is an international exhibition-cum-conference on ‘Solutions for Digital India’.
Impact Analysis: MAIT works to improve transparency, predictability and ease of operation by regularly engaging in stakeholder consultation on issues related to CRO. MAIT has made several representations to BIS and thus helped the industry achieve better compliance on various issues of standards and labelling.
E-Waste training & awareness initiative: MAIT has conducted an e-Waste inventory study for various states, in order to assess the quantity of e-Waste generated and understand the role of key stakeholders. These studies have helped formulate a clear-cut strategy for environmentally friendly disposal and recycling practices for e-Waste products.
E-Waste inventory study: MAIT is working with MeitY on conducting e-Waste awareness campaigns across India. e-
Waste content development: MAIT has developed content on e-Waste awareness, which includes training manuals, films, radio jingles, posters and other creative learning material.
State E-Waste management consulting: One of MAIT’s new initiatives is to help states in their e-Waste inventory study, as well as sensitize them about the hazards of e-Waste.