Meeting with Dr.(Ms.) Aruna Sharma, Secretary, DeitY 

On 12th February 2016, the Co-Chairmen of the AmCham ICT Committee, Mr. Naveen Tandon, Director – IEA, AT&T Communication Services India Private Limited, and Mr. Vivek Vasishtha, Country Leader – Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., accompanied by Mr. Rahul Jain, Senior Manager – Government Affairs & Public Policy, Dell International Services India Private Limited and Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Executive Director, AmCham India, called on Dr. (Ms.) Aruna Sharma, the newly appointed Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India, in her office.


The Secretary, DeitY said that she would like to focus on exports from India and manufacturing in India.


AmCham members raised issues concerning safety and security testing, import of refurbished spares, cloud policy, public procurement, early release of IoT policy, encryption policy, and difficulties of manufacturing in India. India could be made a manufacturing and exporting hub provided incentives were provided to make production export competitive and remove anomalies created due to inverted duty structure.


AmCham invited Dr. Sharma to address AmCham members. She agreed and said that she could address different focus groups within the ICT sector.