MCA Issues Guidelines for PLI Scheme on Drones

To incentivize manufacturing of drone and drone components in India so as to make them self-sustaining and globally competitive, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA) on December 3, 2022, notified the operational guidelines for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.

The guidelines cover the Definitions, Qualification and Eligibility, Application and Online Portal, Project Management Agency (PMA), Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), and Competent Authority, Approval under the PLI Scheme and determination of baseline as well as the calculation and disbursement of incentives.

The PLI Scheme for Drones and Drone Components has been notified vide notification No. CG-DL-E-30092021-230076 dated 30/09/2021 in the Gazette of India with an outlay of 120 crores for implementation during 2022-23 and 2024-25. The Guidelines are to be read along with the scheme and in case of any inconsistencies between the scheme and the guidelines, the scheme provisions would prevail.