The tariff is now likely to be levied from April 2020 if Indian finance ministry accepts MEITY's proposal.
Make in India: Mobile handset manufacturing helps country save Rs 3 lakh cr; provides over 4.5 lakh jobs
In the past four years, India's mobile handset and components manufacturing industry has enabled the establishment of over 120 new manufacturing units, generating employment for over 4.5 lakh people, the report added.
According a report in Business Standard, a senior commerce minister has stated that Apple's growing demands for concessions, something that no other company making in India is asking for, could put some brakes to its plans.
According to a report, the industry wants mobile phone components made in India like keypad, USB cable, mic and receiver, die-cut parts and manufacturing of metal and plastic sub-components to have lower duty costs.