Electronics Policy 2016 - 2021 Policy Operative Period - 2016 to 2021


To play a leading role in nation building by facilitating investment in manufacturing industry to create employment opportunities for citizens and economic growth and prosperity for the state, the nation and its citizens.

To set up a globally competitive electronics system design and manufacturing industry with the right ecosystem in Gujarat which, apart from catering to the global and domestic needs of the country, leads towards allround development and inclusive growth of the State.


  • To establish Gujarat as a globally-recognized hub for the ESDM industry with a turnover of USD 16 billion by 2021 and an investment of USD 6 billion to create employment opportunities for Rs. 5 Lakh people by 2021
  • To create opportunities for earning forex by import substitution and export promotion to the tune of USD 5 billion by 2021
  • To initiate effective measures in active collaboration/ partnership with prospective stakeholders in the industry to enhance the availability of skilled manpower in the ESDM sector, for which the State Government will lend support for creation of requisite infrastructural facilities for promoting undergraduate/ postgraduate education and for attracting the students to embark upon the studies/ research for doctorate in this field
  • To promote creation of Intellectual Property (IP) in the ESDM sector by contributing more funds to R&D in the ESDM and nano electronics sector
  • To identify and strengthen the electronics laboratories of premier engineering/science colleges in the State and develop them as Centers of Excellence (CoEs) in ESDM sector

Policy Features:

  • Incentives for Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC)
  • Capital Assistance of up to 25% of the project cost to Greenfield EMCs subject to a ceiling value
  • Power tariff subsidy at Re. 1 per unit on the billed amount for a period of 5 years
  • 100% reimbursement for electricity duty paid by EMC for a period of 5 years
  • 100% reimbursement of stamp duty and registration fee

For more information please visit: https://dst.gujarat.gov.in

Incentives for ESDM Units

  • Capital subsidy reimbursement to eligible ESDM units on basis of its GFCI and overall subsidy ceiling of up to Rs. 100 Crore
  • Interest subsidy assistance subject to a ceiling value for a maximum duration of five years
  • 100% reimbursement of stamp duty and registration fee for the first transaction
  • VAT/CST/GST reimbursement for the eligible ESDM units under Section-13 of Gujarat Value Added Tax Act limited to a ceiling value based on the GFCI made by the unit
  • 100% reimbursement for electricity duty paid for a period of five years from the date of commencement of their production
  • Power tariff subsidy at the rate of Re. 1 per unit in the billed amount of the utility as promotional incentive on reimbursement basis for a period of five years.
  • Employment Generation Incentive through EPF Contribution for a period of five years subject to overall ceiling of Rs. 1 Crore per annum
  • Patent Assistance at the rate of 50%, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 2 Lakh per patent for domestic patents and Rs. 5 Lakh per patent for international patents
  • Market Development Support to MSME units for participation in International Trade Fairs
  • Assistance to industry associations for participation in international trade fair as Gujarat Pavilion and Viability Gap Support for organizing Seminars Exhibitions in Gujarat
  • Assistance of up to 60% of the project cost, excluding land and building, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 Lakh for setting up R&D Institutions, testing facilities and finishing schools
  • Quality certification assistance to Gujarat based MSME ESDM units for a maximum of three industry standard quality certifications, at a rate of 50% of cost of quality certification within the overall ceiling of Rs. 6 Lakh in 5 years
  • Single window clearance system for speedy and hassle free approvals along with a 'State-of-the-art centralized helpdesk call centre on 24x7 basis
  • Special Skill Development Scheme to assist training institutions and trainees in the ESDM industry
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