Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Govt to give Rs 10,000-cr incentive to electronic manufacturers

The Cabinet amended the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to boost electronic manufacturing. Under the amended rules, companies that invest in manufacturing would get up to Rs 10,000 crore as incentives. New investment proposals would be accepted till December 31, 2018. M-SIPS provides a subsidy for capital expenditure - 20 per cent for investments in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 25 per cent in non-SEZs. Under the amended rules, companies will receive ncentives within five years from the date of approval to ensure timebound delivery, now eligible proposals will be approved within 120 days of their complete submission. The units receiving incentives under the scheme will have to provide an undertaking to remain in commercial production for at least 3 years.

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