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Nasscom's public policy function, representing a diverse and rapidly expanding technology industry in India, plays a vital role in advocating for policies that facilitate the sector's growth and development. Working closely with the industry, government, and other stakeholders, we shape policies, laws, and regulations that promote user trust, market innovation, and ease of doing business.

Focus Areas

Technology Policy
  • M2M / IoT
  • Net Neutrality
  • Intermediary Liability
  • IPR
  • Defence Offsets
Regulations
  • SEZ
  • STPI
  • Startup
  • Companies act and accounting standards
Bills & Policies
  • Consumer Protection
  • GST
  • State IT Policy
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • Labour Laws
Union Budget and Taxation
  • Pre and Post Budget Submissions
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Service Tax

Public Policy Highlights

Ongoing Policy Work

Nasscom's Feedback on Draft General Authorisation for Export of Information Security (GAEIS) Policy

Posted On: | Posted By: priyanshi

On March 7, 2024, nasscom submitted feedback on the draft General Authorisation for Export of Information Security (GAEIS) policy. The draft policy was released for consultation on March 1, 2024, summary can be accessed here. Our key suggestions to…
Call for inputs: Draft General Authorisation Policy for Export of Telecommunication related items and Information Security (GAET and GAEIS)

Posted On: | Posted By: priyanshi

Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has published the draft General Authorisation for Export of Information Security items under SCOMET Category 8A5 Part 2 (“GAEIC”) and draft General Authorization for Export of Telecommunication-related items(…
Feedback to RBI on the draft Omnibus Framework for recognising Self-Regulatory Organisations for Regulated Entities

Posted On: | Posted By: GarimaP

On February 1, 2024, we submitted feedback to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the draft Omnibus Framework for recognising Self-Regulatory Organisations (SROs) for Regulated Entities. We suggested that: Functions to be undertaken by SRO: An SRO…
Representation to Karnataka Government to review the notification of new taxi-fare structure

Posted On: | Posted By: GarimaP

We have written to the Government of Karnataka, to review the newly notified cab-fares in Karnataka. On February 3, 2024, Department of Transportation, Government of Karnataka, revised the fare structure applicable on taxis (both mobile…
Nasscom’s interaction with the Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

Posted On: | Posted By: priyanshi

On February 6, 2023, Ministry of External Affairs facilitated an interaction between the Head of Secretariat of the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), and various government agencies and industry associations in India. The engagement focused on strategic…
Key highlights of Interim Budget 2024-25

Posted On: | Posted By: tejasvi

The finance minister presented the Interim Budget 2024 today. The Interim Budget of 2024 has established a vision for a technology-driven and knowledge-centric nation by 2047. The government’s emphasis on DeepTech, technology-enabled development to…
Nasscom’s participation in the National Conference on Strategic Trade Controls

Posted On: | Posted By: GarimaP

On January 30, 2024, Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) organised the first National Conference on Strategic Trade Controls in Delhi. This was a pan-India outreach event focusing on India’s export control…
Presentation to Karnataka Governemnt on opportunities to leverage tech-startups

Posted On: | Posted By: GarimaP

On January 16, 2024, we presented to the officials of Department of Transport of Government of Karnataka, on key policies for start-ups and opportunities to leverage the start-up ecosystem.   We highlighted the following key policies and…
Report released by government "Indian Economy - A review" - Summary of Indian growth trajectory and prospects

Posted On: | Posted By: tejasvi

  The government released the ‘Indian Economy – A Review’ (Report), which provides insights into the Indian economy’s trajectory and prospects over the past decade and its future outlook. The Report does not replace the official Economic Survey,…

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