The Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) has set up a Mobile Council to address issues pertaining to the industry.
The council’s members include most of the mobile manufacturing fraternity.
The industry is of the view that there is uncertainty in government policies and there is no ecosystem for complete/end-to-end manufacturing in the country.
At the first meeting of the council, held on August 9, manufacturers voiced their concerns related to promotion of local component ecosystem, anomalies in the taxation structure, frequent change in laws, government regulations and their implications on the industry.
“Mobile phones today cover 25 per cent of the total market share in the electronics market. With such a huge market penetration, it creates a perfect platform to usher in Internet of Things (IoT) to further enable durable products and smartphones to co-exist in a connected ecosystem,” said Manish Sharma, President, CEAMA.
Others present in the meeting were Ravinder Zutshi, Chairman, Mobile & Communication Council of CEAMA; Uday Narayan Pandey- Head, Service & Manufacturing, Gionee; Sachin Devsare – Executive Director, Karbonn; Narendar Bansal- MD, Intex; Sanjiv Maini – Senior Director – LeEco; and Hari Om Rai, Chairman & MD, Lava.