Grievances from telecom equipment makers in respect of the import of Telecom equipment from China have been received.
However, Government has mandated registration of the companies incorporated/ having beneficial ownership in countries sharing a land border with India to be eligible to bid in the procurement.
Also, Government has taken steps for streamlining and categorizing the HS Codes to avoid mislabelling of imported items.
Moreover, domestic telecom manufacturing industry is being incentivised via schemes like Production linked Incentive (PLI) and Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) (PPP-MII).
PLI scheme aims to incentivise manufacturing of telecom and networking products within the country whereas PPP-MII Policy provides preference to domestic manufacturers in public procurement.
An expert committee has been constituted by Department of Telecommunications to recommend measures to promote export of domestically manufactured equipments.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.