We need to have a strong and well-structured agenda or policy for Digital India and Make in India to be a reality. For ease of doing business, we hope for the following reforms:
Specifically for the hardware industry, in order to provide computing power to consumers at affordable prices, we hope extension of duty incentive schemes to all ITA goods including desktops, laptops and personal computers. As per MAIT, if the duty differential is introduced for PCs, laptops and notebooks, players like HP, Dell, Lenovo and Acer can start effectively utilising their manufacturing facilities.
(The author is Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director, South Asia)