To play a crucial role in designing and developing overall policy direction to the Engineering Sector through identifying core competencies, macro-economic environment, tariff and non tariff business conditions through close interaction in-house and with different government departments and stakeholders.
Brief of Activities
Policy section works as a knowledge base of EDB and provides technical support for development of Engineering Goods Industry and acts as lead technical department providing inputs to following line ministries and departments for effective policies formulation/technical support including:
- Policy Initiatives & Technical support to MoIP.
- Ministry of Finance/FBR on various notifications, policy issues and tariff rationalization etc.
- Ministry of Science and Technology/PSQCA for Standards and Quality, PCST on Technology foresight
- Board Of Investment for Investment facilitation
- Ministry of Communication on Road Safety and Motor Vehicle regulations
On the other hand Policy section is also handling Senate, National Assembly, Standing Committee replies/briefings etc. and ensures implementation of Standing Committee for Senate and National Assembly recommendations/Resolutions etc. Furthermore, policy section is handling Prime Minister Delivery Unit and Wafaqi Mohtasib complaints, Court cases, Greenfield/Pioneer industry cases related to evaluation of new technologies and cases handled for disabled persons under Import Policy on routine basis.
In addition to above routine matters; Policy section is working on policy formulation and implementation for facilitating and encouraging development & growth of engineering Industry of the country. In this regard Policy section finalized and got approved Electric Vehicle Policy for 2/3 Wheelers, Heavy Commercial Vehicles and Four Wheelers, Mobile Device Manufacturing Policy from Cabinet and is also successfully implementing Automotive Development Policy 2016-21.