Message: Mr Pankaj Mohindroo, National President, ICA
World has truly entered the communication age and cellular screens are the most visible and¬†potent symbol of this ongoing transition.
With USD 12 billion mobile market size and growing at a CAG of over 30 per cent, India is today¬†the second largest and fastest growing mobile handset market in the world. We are indeed in¬†the midst of this exciting digital revolution. This fantastic transition offers humungous¬†opportunity to transform India into a knowledge driven society, change the lives of common¬†Indians and presents the industry with a golden business opportunity to be partner in this¬†transformational journey.
ICA realized early this oncoming digital era where cellular industry will play a catalyst‚Äôs role in¬†the lives of Indians and boosting India‚Äôs economic growth. Thus since our inception in 2002, we¬†have been at the forefront for creation of an eco-system which will translate opportunities into¬†concrete achievements and removing impediments in the way of potentials.
We have been working with industry stakeholders and various governments ‚Äď both at the¬†Centre and State level towards this objective; working as a bridge between industry and¬†governments to create the right policy and regulatory framework; provided a platform to global¬†cellular companies to understand Indian market and facilitate their entry; undertaken serious¬†research and studies to create a knowledge bank; and above all worked at creating a¬†competitive, fair market regime where consumers gets choice and ethical treatment.
Today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on the visionary ‚ÄėMake in India‚Äô¬†program, ICA is again at the forefront of facilitating creation of an eco-system where¬†manufacturing can thrive and India becomes the global leader in manufacturing and export of¬†mobile handsets and components ‚Äď all aimed at contributing to the PM‚Äôs vision and larger¬†national goals.
Apart from Centre, we will keep working with states and all stakeholders to keep up the¬†momentum in mobile sector while boosting manufacturing and employment generation.
Last but not the least, I am extremely thankful to all our members and industry associates for¬†their support and cooperation to work toward common goal.