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  • Exemption from the purview of statutory power cuts.
  • Exemption from inspections; self-certification permitted on labourlaws
  • Non-hazardous IT and electronic hardware manufacturing industry has been declared as an essential service
  • Power: IT and electronic hardware manufacturing industry shall be classified as industrial units for the purpose of levying industrial power tariff
  • Stamp duty: 100 per cent reimbursement of stamp duty, transfer duty and registration fee for IT and electronic hardware manufacturing industry in hardware manufacturing cluster parks (HMCP)
  • Supporting infrastructure: The Government of Andhra Pradesh will provide infrastructure including power, water, sewerage and roads up to HMCP.
  • Improving the quality of existing technical education: The Government of Andhra Pradesh will facilitate linkages between Andhra Pradesh-based engineering colleges and polytechnic colleges with leading academic institutions of international repute and the industry.
  • Linkages between universities and companies: Representatives from the IT and electronic hardware manufacturing industry will be included in the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education and on the boards of AP universities.
  • Patent-filing costs will be reimbursed to a maximum of US$ 4,878.04 on successful attainment of patents.
  • US$ 24,000 as recruitment assistance will be paid for employing minimum 100 employees within one year of commencement of commercial operations for SMEs in Hyderabad and around, up to a 50 km radius.
  • US$ 3,600 as recruitment assistance will be paid for employing minimum 100 employees in tier-II cities within two years of commencement of commercial operations of the company
  • Government will support ELIAP, ELCINA or STPI (as decided by the committee) in the creation of libraries for making available material on trends in technology, market intelligence, research reports and analysis, etc., by contributing US$ 0.024 million per annum by making such material available at these libraries.
  • 13. 50 per cent exhibition subsidy will be reimbursed for participating in international exhibitions limited to 9 sq m of space in respect of the stall rent payable as notified from time-to-time. 

Source: ICT Policy 2005-2010, Incentives for IT and Industry, IT and Communications Department website, http://apit.ap.gov.in, accessed 22 September 2009


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