Mobile Manufacturing in India: 10 Beneficiaries Get Incentive Under PLI Scheme

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India recently approved disbursal of incentives under the PLI Scheme for Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing for 10 mobile manufacturing beneficiaries, including Dixon Technologies, Samsung, Foxtron, etc.

On September 9, 2022, the Empowered Committee, led by Niti Aayog CEO, approved the first-ever disbursement of incentive under the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes. This incentive was disbursed to 10 mobile manufacturing beneficiaries under the ‘Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing’ sector.

The PLI scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) and has an outlay of INR 386.01 billion. Its objective is to make India a manufacturing hub for electronics, including mobile phones, specified electronic components, and discrete semiconductor devices like transistors, diodes, thyristors, etc. The scheme offers graded incentives in the form of cashback at six percent of incremental sales of goods for each of the first two years, five percent for the third and fourth years, and four percent for the fifth year.

Mobile manufacturing beneficiaries under the PLI scheme

It must be noted that by April 2022, a total of 32 beneficiaries had been approved under the PLI Scheme for Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing, of which 10 (five global and five domestic companies) were approved for mobile manufacturing. This incentive disbursement, which is the first-ever for any PLI scheme among all 14 sectors, is directed towards the approved 10 mobile manufacturers.

Padget Electronics, a domestic company, is the first beneficiary approved by the Empowered Committee to receive the stipulated incentive under mobile manufacturing based on its incremental investment and sales figures for FY 2021–22. Padget Electronics  is a 100 percent subsidiary of Dixon Technologies and has manufacturing facilities in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Other beneficiaries which have been approved to receive the incentive include Wistron, Foxconn, Pegatron, Samsung etc.

List of 32 Companies Approved under PLI Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing

Round I

Round II

Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing (India)

TDK India

Foxconn Hon Hai Technology India Mega Development 

Epitome Components

Pegatron Technology India 

Tibrewala Electronics

Samsung India Electronics

Shogini Technoarts

Rising Stars Mobile India

Vishay Components India

Bhagwati Products

Globe Capacitors

Optiemus Electronics

Rakon India

Padget Electronics

Deki Electronics

LAVA International

Shivalik Bimetal Controls

United Telelinks Neolyncs

Cipsa Tec India

AT & S India

Desai Electronics

Ascent Circuits

Alcon Electronics

Sahasra Semiconductors

Keltron Component Complex

Visicon Power Electronics


Walsin Electronics India

Continental Device India

Neolync India

Vitesco Technologies India

Who are in the empowered committee?

The PLI Scheme for Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing provides that an Empowered Committee must be formed for the purpose of considering applications made under the scheme, as well as grant approval if found eligible by the Project Management Agency.

The Committee includes:

  • CEO, NITI Aayog – Parameswaran Iyer
  • Secretary, Economic Affairs
  • Secretary, Expenditure
  • Secretary, MEITY
  • Secretary, Revenue
  • Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) – Anurag Jain
  • Secretary, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) – Alkesh Kumar Sharma

The Empowered Committee is also responsible for disbursement of incentives under the scheme as per the laid down procedure.

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