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Keeping a tab on IT hardware imports: Govt looks at SIMS for template

May mandate prior registration of India-bound items

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Shreya Nandi New Delhi

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The government is considering replicating the steel import monitoring system (SIMS) as one of its options to keep a tab on the import of laptops and other IT hardware and get advance information about such activity, said people in the know.

With the government's decision to restrict the import of laptops, tablets, other personal computers, related items, and servers without a licence nearing the implementation date of November 1, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been holding hectic consultations with stakeholders to discuss the modalities. 
 
“MeitY will take a final call. It is now finalising the modalities (on

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First Published: Sep 17 2023 | 11:31 PM IST

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