Overview• ECIL was set up under the Department of Atomic Energy on 11th April 1967.• The initial accent was on total self reliance.• ECIL was engage in the design,development,manufacture and marketing of sevral products with emphasis on three technology lines viz.Computers, control system and Communications.• The compuer group was one of the most important but troubled Business Groups of the ECIL.
History (1969-1975)• The computer division was formed very soon after the inception of ECIL in 1969.• CMG was formed to develop indigenously the digital computers needed for the Nuclear programmes and for the Country.• Till 1975, the computer division ,like ECIL as a whole followed rigidly a policy of self reliance.
1978-84• Dr. Rao’s successor, Mr. Vijayakar tried to reverse the policy of self reliance through collaboration under a phased manufacturing programme and compete head on with the new manufactures in the country.
Post 1984• In May ,1984, Mr. Vijayakar also had left ECIL and became the secretary of DOE.• A new computer policy was announced.• Imports duties were reduced subsequently.• ECIL was encouraged to enter into tie -ups for Mainframes so that it could quickly produce and market such large machines.
To contributeto the country in achieving self reliance inStrategic Electronics.
MissionECIL’s mission is to consolidate it’s status as avalued National assets in the area of StrategicElectronics with specific focus on AtomicEnergy, Defence, and Security.
StrengthThe company has virtual monopoly in certaindefence related productsContinuous innovation in R&D and process innovation.The company is having excellent infrastructure and skilledpeople.
Rising private participation in electronic and defense production.Low Cost Carriers Fuel Demand for AircraftAs a PSU decision making is delayed due to various formalitiesinvolved.
Indian market offers opportunities for:-OutsourcingJoint VenturesCompanies with unique technologies especiallywith control instrumentation or servicesIndia is looking for•Technology transfer•Strategic alliances/ partnering in the field of Design, machining and manufacturing of equipment
Private Electronic companies from foreign.With the downtrend in import tariff, the domesticindustry is not in a position to compete with foreignsuppliers due to higher overhead low volumes, inferiortechnology and quality.