The move would also help promote the government's ambitious 'Make in India' initiative, said the source, who did not wish to be named.
The domestic industry including the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) in its has pre-Budget memorandum has asked the government to raise basic customs duty on medical devices in the range of 5-15 per cent.
The current slab of the import duty is 0-7.5 per cent. AiMeD has stated that the government has said that even after three years of the 'Make in India' campaign, the medical device manufacturing is still floundering.
India has achieved a major global position in the pharmaceutical sector. However, the same has not been replicated in the medical devices industry. Currently, 100 per cent FDI is allowed under the automatic route in the medical devices sector to encourage manufacturing of equipment.
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