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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:12PM IST (10:42AM GMT)
MAIT Unveils Study on Tablets Proliferation in India
New Delhi, Delhi, India

-- Celebrates 30 Years of its dedicated service

-- Projects 9.2 million units market in 2015

MAIT, the apex body representing the interests of IT hardware industry in India completes 30 years of its dedicated service to the nation and the IT industry and is celebrating its Annual Day on the 19th October 2012 in New Delhi.

On the momentous occasion, Prof K V Thomas, Hon'ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution – Independent Charge has kindly consented to unveil the MAIT-IMRB Tablet Study and deliver the Inaugural Address. The detailed findings of the Study will also be shared during the event.

The Hon'ble Minister will also honour the Sarpanch and Students of a few Panchayats by giving them a Tablet each in order to give them access to the plethora of Government services.

Shri Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission has also confirmed to deliver the Presidential Address in the Inaugural Session.

Later in the evening, Secretaries' Panel Discussion is planned, where senior officials from the Central Government departments like DeitY, Planning Commission, Telecom and HRD will discuss the "Changing Paradigm of Device Usage in India" at length.

Shri N Ravi Shanker, Administrator - USO Fund, Department of Telecom, Ms S Radha Chauhan, Jt. Secretary-Secondary Education, Ministry of HRD, Dr Rajendra Kumar, Jt. Secretary-eGov, Department of Electronics & IT and Dr C Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Advisor – ICT, Planning Commission have kindly consented to grace the occasion by their august presence in the Evening Session.

Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, President, MAIT said, it's a very proud moment for all of us in the industry to reach the coveted 30-year milestone and these three decades were truly happening and eventful for MAIT on all counts. He further said that with the active support of the Government, the entire IT Hardware Industry will grow from strength-to-strength in the coming years and play a pivotal role in the overall growth of the national economy. IT device proliferation is a must for massive empowerment and building competitive advantage in India. We are happy to see a projected demand of 9.2 million units of Tablets by 2015."

About MAIT:

Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation. Today MAIT represents hardware manufacturers & vendors, training, R&D and associated services sectors of the Indian IT Industry. MAIT's charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development and promote business through international alliances.

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