The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has announced financial assistance for setting up of Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) for promoting Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM).
In Maharashtra, Pune has been declared as the Brownfield cluster since December 2013. The scope of the Brownfield cluster under the Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) Scheme includes providing financial assistance for the development and up gradation of common infrastructure facilities to enhance the competitiveness of existing units in an area notified as a Brownfield EMC. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture has initiated a SPV with the objective of promoting the development of EMC by setting up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Pune.
The SPV, “MCCIA Electronic Cluster Foundation” (MECF) has been formed and registered with the Registrar of Companies as a Section 8 (Not for Profit) company under Indian Companies Act 2013.
Â MECF Â proposes to set up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Pimpri Industrial Area of Pune, Maharashtra. This CFC will have state of the art facilities such as International Accreditation, Expertise, Certification and Equipment as follows:
In specialized areas, operating partners with expertise from the industry will be invited to jointly run the MECF. These partners are also expected to provide international accreditation of the products tested in MECF CFC.
The SPV proposes a financial model wherein the services of the CFC will be available to the members at a low cost on pay per use model. The non members can also avail the facilities (without the discount given to members). The Promoter Companies will be given concession in terms of discount as well as priority access to the facilities.
Based on the block estimates of various facilities proposed , the final approval received from MeitY ( Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI) in Dec 2017 is Rs 67 crores including pre-operative expenses and building infrastructure. MCCIA will give 2500 sq mt of land in the form of â€˜grant in aid to MECF. The industry members contribution should reach Rs. 10.30 crores, following which the Grant in Aidâ€ from MeitY, GoI will be Rs. 50.00 Crores. The Financial Assistanceâ€ from the Maharashtra Government will be Rs. 6.7 crores. The project is envisaged to be completed by 30th March, 2020.
Wg. Cdr. Shalak Gandhi
15 Directors on the Board of MECF
|Sr No||Representation||No of Directors|
|2||Government of Maharashtra||3|
|3||Dignitary from Academia, R & D, Reputed Person||1|
|4||Major Operating Partner in MECF||1|
|5||Representative of Electronics SME||1( Founder Member of MECF) Â|