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The purpose of this report is to compile the challenges being faced by Indian industries that are competitive, but are facing injuries from foreign companies that are misusing their overcapacities to sell products in India at costs lower than what it costs in their respective domestic markets.
India is undergoing sweeping changes and much of it is being driven by technologies. Supportive government policies have quickened this transformation, enabling Indian industries to become robust, self-reliant and globally competitive.
However, while Indian industry is fast becoming globally competitive, it is facing some serious challenges which threaten the industries and are detrimental to consumer interests. One of the key threats is large-scale dumping of goods by foreign players at prices that are lower than the prices in their own domestic markets.

As broadband services expand, optical fibre cable networks – made from optical fibre – are being expeditiously rolled out to ensure that India is hyper-connected and remains at the forefront of digital advancements being made across the world.
Optical fibres, for all practical purposes, provide the backbone to the broadband infrastructure that is powering India’s digital transformation.
Optical fibre forms the core of India’s ambitious project of connecting everyone and everything, thereby transforming India into an efficient digitalized economy, bringing prosperity to all.

Digital technology has changed the way we live. Today, we are able to work remotely, shop online and digitally access government services. Technology has also provided us with new tools for communication and entertainment among other things.
The changes have been particularly profound in the manner businesses are managed and conducted. There is consensus that our experiences have consequently become more effortless and efficient.
Cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are fuelling the transformation. They are also changing conventional notions about how businesses are structured; how firms interact and how consumers obtain services, information, and goods.

The present paper seeks to study the scope of amplifying the income potential of the three wheeler auto-rickshaw drivers through adoption of dual licensing permits for three wheeler auto-rickshaws. The three wheeler drivers have no alternative means to engage in any other economic activity to enhance the earnings during the idle time resulting in a perpetual state of economic hardships. The three wheeler auto rickshaws that they own/drive is the only income generating asset with them. Having been restricted to passenger carrying, they have no other way but operate at a low-level of economic activity and income.

The report is based on a peer-reviewed research paper “Estimation of Economic Impact of National Open Digital Ecosystems” in “ICT with Intelligent Applications. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies,” vol 248. Springer, Singapore. u, by the Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research. The report analyzes and extrapolates the case of open systems of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

NIXI is a not for profit Organization under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, and was registered on 19th June, 2003. NIXI was set up for peering of ISPs among themselves for the purpose of routing the domestic traffic within the country, instead of taking it all the way to US/Abroad, thereby resulting in better quality of service (reduced latency) and reduced bandwidth charges for ISPs by saving on International Bandwidth. NIXI is managed and operated on a Neutral basis, in line with the best practices for such initiatives globally.

This report is made by C-DEP which summarizes the Indian economy on all aspects from macro to micro level. Major highlights of the report are; 

  • Digital India outlay of US $17.5 billion;
  • India emerged as the top FDI destination in 2017, receiving $63 billion;
  • Proactive government and geopolitics creating opportunities outside India with Africa, Middle East, Latin America, South Asia

The Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP), in partnership with IIT Delhi, conceptualized and created a national level platform for Best Practices in Public Procurement held on 17th July 2013 at IIT Delhi. 

The key issues which impact the digital economy that were discussed were…….


The Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) appreciates the high quality of the draft policy on ICT&E R&D.

C-DEP believes that the policy can be further enhanced by also bringing in focus on non-structured innovation, especially those coming from MSME’s and vocational centres and by focusing on institutionalized processes for roping in large domestic corporations early on into a R&D lifecycle, in order to ensure appropriate commercializations and economic benefits.

The purpose of the document is to provide inputs to the draft Policy on R&D in ICT&E by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, in order to strengthen the policy.


The Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) supports the Indian government’s decision to create a single guideline for public procurement as outlined in the Public Procurement Bill 2012. With a view to synchronize the Government’s procurement policies as currently followed by the DGS&D with the PPB 2012, C-DEP’s observations are given in the following document.

C-DEP recommends that;

  • Payment terms, should be revised to a 98:2 ratio from the current 50:50 ratio,
  • The Ministry of Finance reinstates the Suspense Account, and creates a reliable screening mechanism till such time that the Suspense Account is reinstated,
  • The Chief Controller of Accounts (CCA) strengthens the payment process by tracking and updating the registration of authorized signatories who can ask payments to be released to vendors,
  • DGS&D rate contracts allow for a structured process for product upgradation during the time period of a rate contract,
  • The DGS&D moves towards accepting digitally signed documents that do not require ink signed backup copies,
  • OEM test reports in case of ERTL certification requirements be accepted by DGS&D, and
  • The DGS&D creates a mechanism for seamless validity of rate contracts.