Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS)

The Government has approved Special incentive package to promote large-scale manufacturing in the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector. The scheme is called the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS).

Under M-SIPS, the Government will provide subsidy of 20 percent on capital investments in special economic zones (SEZs) and 25 percent on capital investments in non-SEZs for individual companies. It also provides for re-imbursement of CVD/excise for capital equipment for the non-SEZ units. For high technology and high capital investment units, like fabs, re-imbursement of central taxes and duties is also provided.The incentives are available for investments made in a project within a period of 10 years from the date of approval.The Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) encourages investments in the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing sector in India which was notified with Notification No.175 dated 27.07.2012 in Part-I, Section 1 of the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) [F.No.24 (10) -IPHW].

The incentives would be available for 29 category of ESDM products including telecom, IT hardware, consumer electronics, medical electronics, automotive electronics, solar photovoltaic, LEDs, LCDs, strategic electronics, avionics, industrial electronics, nano-electronics, semiconductor chips and chip components, other electronic components.Units across the value chain starting from raw materials including assembly, testing, packaging and accessories of these categories of products are included.

C-DAC has developed the Electronic Application System for Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (e-MSIPS). This System enables online submission and scrutiny of applications submitted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under the MSIPS and EMC schemes. The online application will be submitted by an applicant (a legal entity or consortium of legal entities registered in India, proposing to invest in a project under one of the verticals of ESDM of the Scheme) in the Initial Application/Follow-up Application form prescribed under the Scheme containing requisite information, along with supporting documents and application fee, and also documents showing Financial Closure of an amount not less than the threshold value as applicable for the project and also not less than 20% of the complete project.

What is the incentives to be provided under the scheme?

  • The incentive under the scheme is in the form of subsidy for capital expenditure. The subsidy is 20% for investments in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 25% in non-SEZs.
  • It also provides for reimbursements of CVD/ excise for capital equipment for the non-SEZ units.
  • For some of the high capital investment projects like fabs, it provides for reimbursement of Central Taxes and Duties.
  • The incentives are provided on reimbursement basis (means first investment has to be made by the unit to claim the subsidy).
  • Units all across the manufacturing value chain are covered under the scheme. For each of the product category, an investment threshold is prescribed which an applicant has to incur for getting eligible for incentives. The investment threshold varies from Rs 1 Crore to Rs 5000 Crores depending upon the type of project.
  • The incentives are available for a period of 5 years from the date of approval.
  • The term of the scheme has been extended up to 27-07-2020.