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ICT Hardware to be Treated as Essential Good Soon: Devesh Rastogi, Member of Governing council of MAIT and Sr VP FAIITA

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Devesh Rastogi, Sr VP, FAIITA, who has participated in the VC (video conference), said:”We had a VC on MAIT’s platform where I represented FAIITA. The paticipants in the meeting, besides me, included, the team of Meity headed by Secretary IT and Industry, MD of Intel, MD of DELL, MD of CISCO, MD of Apple India etc. I am happy to inform all of you that IT ministry has agreed to recommend ICT Hardware as part of essential or consumer good.

The proposal now is going to Home Ministry to this effect and it appears that in next 4 to 5 days it should be cleared. Once it is approved, partners can open their shops ans sell ICT hardware with the only condition that they will take orders online and despatch through Flipkart, Amazon, courier, etc and won’t sell to visiting buyers directly during the lockdown period. Once it comes into force, it will be some relief to the ICT industry during lockdown. FAIITA with connectivity at national and district levels will do its best to help the ICT partners take benefit of this relaxation.”

senior management of major brands such as NitinKunkolienker, Synegra; Rajkumar Rishi, Dell; Rahul Aggarwal and VivekSharma, Lenovo; Vinay Awasti, HP; Manu seth, Xiaomi; Prakesh MalyaIntel; Harish Krishnan – Cisco ; Virat Bhatia, Apple; PrashanthMani ,Motoroal; Harish Kohli, Acer; Farhan Haque, Microsoft; Manu Kapoor,Samsung; Sanjay, Netweb India; Arjit Sen, Flex; and Sudipto Gupta, Wistro fromIT and mobility sector. And also amend that Devesh Member of governing council of MAIT and Sr VP FAIITA

Hope India’s leading global information technology & services companies are reacting on war-footing to help businesses sustain and operate under pressure of Coronovirus pandemic. At a time when the world is looking for the cure of Covid-19, it is essential for technology companies to be able to support global efforts by ensuring adequate time to save of lives around the world.

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