IESA wrote a letter to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India on September 13th, 2022. IESA team requested Hon’ble Ministry to consider extending exemptions on the lithium-ion cell used in the manufacture of Battery/ Battery Pack related to EV and storage applications as well. The exemption of taxes and duties can be linked within Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP) Scheme with a significant timeline which shall encourage the manufacturers to focus on indigenous manufacturing. 
On 7th June '22, IESA wrote a letter to MoF highlighting the importance of reducing and bringing the GST of energy storage and its equipment under 5% Margin. According to the current GST regime, the tax rates on lithium-ion batteries and EV supply equipment are 18% and 5%, respectively. GST for advanced batteries in EVs still on higher side ranging between 18% to 28%. Other than lithium ion, all other batteries chemistries are attracting 28% GST. 
On 5th June '22, IESA sent a letter to Niti Aayog giving recommendations on Draft Battery Swapping Policy. IESA formulated a focussed group committee with its member companies and held in depth discussions in April & May of 2022.
IESA wrote a letter to Central Electricity Authority on 4th April '22 for providing the HS code and the
IESA wrote a letter to Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change on 21st March '22 stating concerns/recommendations (Annexure-1) on the Draft Battery waste Management Rules, 2022. This letter also included consolidated suggestions/recommendations received from our member companies.
On 15th Feb  '22, IESA submitted a letter to MoP on detailed inputs/suggestions on different aspects of Storage policy and technology to the committee for their consideration. 
On 20th Jan '22, IESA submitted a letter to Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Finance Minister highlighting the industry expectations and key suggestions.
The Union Ministry of Power has promulgated the revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) on 14th January,2022. The objective is to enable a faster adoption of electric vehicles in India by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible and affordable Charging Infrastructure and ecosystem. This would also promote energy security and reduction of emission intensity of the country by promotion of entire EV ecosystem.
On behalf of industry stakeholders, IESA wrote a letter to DHI for to extend the last date for submission of the bids National Programme for Advance Chemistry Cell Battery Manufacturing by four more weeks.
IESA wrote a letter to SECI on 12th Nov 21’ on the on Guidelines and RfS Document for setting up of Pilot Projects of 500 MW/1000MWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage Systems.
On 10th Nov '21, IESA wrote a letter to DHI to issue clarification and suitably address the concerns of the Industry in order to avoid any time lapse in the bid procedure.
Notification detailing about the Phased manufacturing Programme (PMP) to promote domestic manufacturing of EV chargers, its assemblies/ sub-assemblies and parts/sub parts for information.
In reference to the invitation for comments on the Draft Electricity (Promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021, IESA sent a letter to MoP on 15th Sept 21.
IESA wrote a letter to MoEFCC on 17th Aug '21 requesting to expedite finalization of Battery Waste Management rules and formulize the entire process - right from battery manufacturing, their marketing & retail to the recycling of end-of-life units.
On 26th July '21, IESA wrote a letter to DHI on Consolidated critical inputs regarding National Programme for Advance Chemistry Cell Battery Manufacturing.Comments of IESA for National Programme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Manufacturing Value Addition formula Deadline to start sales The target year for 60% Value addition Tapering down of the subsidy Credit Rating Net-worth Cycle Life Testing Battery Pack Value Addition Performance Security Clarification on the Financial Bid parameter

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