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Electronics Repair Services Outsourcing (ERSO) Initiative

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Recently, the Union Ministry of Electronics & IT launched the ERSO Pilot initiative to validate certain transformational policy and process changes to make India the Repair Capital of the World.

About Electronics Repair Services Outsourcing (ERSO) initiative:

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Electronics & IT.

  • The initiative aims to position India as a hub for repairing electronic goods and aims to capture 20% of the global repair service market within five years.
  • The pilot program for ERSO is being conducted in Bengaluru and will run for a duration of three months.
  • India’s e-waste policy will be modified to allow repair companies to domestically recycle 5% of imported goods by weight on a trial basis.
  • The repaired goods will not be allowed to be sold in the domestic market.
  • New provisions will be introduced to facilitate the export of repaired goods to regions other than their country of origin.

December 2023