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Monday, September 25, 2017

Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017- Notifying Cyber Security Products in furtherance of the Order

The Government has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 vide the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Notification No.P-45021/2/2017-B.E.-II dated 15.06.2017 to encourage ‘Make in India’ and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India with a view to enhancing income and employment.
 In furtherance of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 notified vide reference cited above, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) hereby notifies that preference shall be provided by all procuring entities to domestically manufactured/ produced Cyber Security Products as per the aforesaid Order.
For the purpose of this Notification, Cyber Security Product means a product or appliance or software manufactured/ producedfor the purpose of maintaining confidentiality, availability and integrity of Information by protecting computing devices, infrastructure, programs, data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access.
In addition to being an Indian registered / incorporated entity, and supplying products should satisfy the conditions of IP ownership as under:
IP Ownership rights would need to be substantiated by adequate proof, such as (a) adequate documentation evidencing ownership(evidenced by supporting proof such as documentation related to development but not limited to IP assignments, shrink wraps, license agreements, click wraps); OR (b) IP registrations. It may be noted that IP registrations is not a compulsory criteria as it is not necessary to register to exercise copyright in India.

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