New PMA Policy Makes 100% Preference to ’Made in India’ Security Products By Central Gov Depts

Posted by News Room On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 0 comments
SPGI (Security Promotion Group of India) has organised a conference on Preferential Market Access (PMA) Policy in New Delhi. SPGI has been closely working with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) – Ministry of Communications and Information Technology & Department of Telecommunications (DOT), and is committed to represent the industry in the formulation of various new policies related to the purchases / incentives being declared by the various departments under Government of India. The conference discussed various aspects of the Preferential Market Access (PMA) Policy on the purchase of CCTV Camera and Sensor-based Alarm Systems.
The session was supposed to be addressed and presided by Dr. AJAY KUMAR, IAS, Addl. Secretary (DEITY), Govt of India, who could not attend the event due some unexpected engagements. As the Additional Secretary in the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, Dr. Kumar is currently responsible for promotion of Electronic Hardware Industry, development of Human Resource for IT & Electronics, development of e-Infrastructure and e-Learning initiatives in the country.
The conference discussed the ‘Public Procurement Policy-2012’ for Micro & Small Enterprise (MSE) of India and how Security Industry can take benefit of it. The session was addressed and presided by Dr. R.K. Panigrahi, Director, MSME DI, New Delhi. He is presently working as Director in MSME-Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, looking after the developmental activities of MSMEs of Delhi & NCR.
Sh. N.K. Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI, discussed the activities of Electronic Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) in Electronic Security domain. The sessions were interactive and active suggestions from the industry were debated. Sanjeev Sehgal, Chairman, SGPI, said, “So far security sector has been unorganized. There is an urgent need to organize this sector and then mediate with the government departments to sort out the issues of the India security appliance manufacturers. This conference is an attempt in that direction. At present, products are mostly imported from countries like China and Taiwan. This conference is an attempt to support the Prime Minister’s Make in India initiative and make India a manufacturing destination of security products. SGPI is doing everything in its limits to encourage domestic manufacturing.”

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