The government of India has Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Finance to look after the well being of its trade sector. But to lend a helping hand, various trade associations are being formed. Generally they are voluntary and not for profit associations and chambers that work with the government to strengthen internal trade in the country.
It provides a network for discussions and is a meeting place for stalwarts of the industry and people making these policies. It represents the interests of the commerce and the internal trade industries of India. It provides a platform for policy discussions and formulating plans for the safety and the growth of the industry.
We can’t deny the fact that technology is the main contributor for economic growth. There are a few important Industry bodies that facilitate business and trade in hardware, software and services and encourages the advancement of research in India’s technology sector. They work towards policy advocacy efforts and have emerged as a strong and effective industry mouthpiece. The members as the think-tanks are aiming to foster digital inclusion and adoption across India.
There are multiple associations formed across the country in the last 5 years for policy advocacy and smooth running of businesses given the changing environment for business transformation. They play a vital role in enhancing efficiency and global competitiveness of the Indian industry and expanding business opportunities both in domestic and foreign markets.
The goal of these associations are to promote trade in both domestic and international arena and reduce trade barriers while fostering conducive environment for the growth of trade and industry of India. They are also involved with various state level associations to bring the regional issues to the limelight to the national level and create awareness.
Association of System Integrators & Resellers in Technology(ASIRT)
Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
Association Of MSMEs in IT ( AIM-IT)
Automotive Component Manufacturers Association Of India (ACMA)
Communications Multimedia and Infrastructure Association of India
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Digital India Foundation (DIF)
Electronic Component Industries Association (ELCINA)
Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)
Federation of All India Information Technology Associations (FAIITA)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)
Fire and Security Association of India
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association
India Mobile Congress
Internet and Mobile Association of India
Internet Service Providers Association of India
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)
Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA)
Manufacturers’ Association for IT (MAIT)
Other Service Providers Association of India (OSPAI)
Trade Association of Information Technology (TAIT)