Q: How do you define a “Technology”?
A: It is defined as a Customised Product/Specialised Service/Patent/Industrial Design and Equipment/Machines etc for specific application/purpose in any industry.
Q: What are the nature of proposals to be supported?
•Development of a new or improved product resulting in prototype development and ending with demonstration in commercial environment.
•Development of a new or improved process resulting in establishment of process knowhow, development of process equipment and demonstration of yield, efficacy etc in your plant.
•Absorption and up-gradation of Technology relevant to your area of operation of your company.
•Development & demonstration of technologies for common use by cluster/group of industries.
•Development & demonstration of technologies for Government’s flagship and mission mode projects.
Q: I have already procured/assimilated the technology, am I eligible for funding now?
A: No. The technology assimilation/acquisition should only occur after the issuance of Grant Sanction Letter.
Q: How do you classify a technology as a clean/green technology?
A: Any innovate technology that will bring down the carbon foot print and can demonstrate significant reduction in water/energy consumption and increase in efficiency will be considered as a clean/green technology.
Q: Is this scheme specific to any sector?
A: No. It is applicable for all sort of Clean & Green mechanisms & processes across all sectors.
Q: I am unable to source the technology on my own, how can GITA help me?
A: GITA can acquire the technology on your behalf, you will need to apply under the In-direct technology acquisition scheme. In this case, the right to transfer the technology will reside with DIPP/GITA.
Q: I have already procured a technology and need to buy the same technology again. Am I eligible for TADF?
A: No. the technology sought must be of higher cadre that will bring greater efficiency and will have to qualify as a clean/green technology.
Q: I have to acquire some land to set-up a new plant that will optimise my current plant, will I get funding under TADF?
A: Capital expenditure including on plant and machinery subject to a maximum of Rs 50 Lakh or 10% of the acquiring cost is eligible for reimbursement. No land or refurbishment cost will be eligible under this funding.
Q: When should I source the Technology?
A: In case of outright purchase of the Technology, it may be sourced upon the receipt of the Grant Sanction Letter from GITA. In case of Technology being developed in-house, the application date of the Technology for the specific improvement purpose should be after the receipt of the issuance of the Grant Sanction Letter.
Q: If I am rejected in one cycle, can I apply in the next/subsequent cycle?
A: Application which has been technically rejected in any cycle for specific Technology, the same Technology will not be entertained in any other cycle. However the same company may apply for other Technology in any cycle.
Q: How long does it take to process an application?
A: The processing of Application till to the issuance of Grant Sanction Letter to company by GITA may take approximately 3 months.
Q: What if the company applying is a Dormant company?
A: A company which is Dormant in nature for last one Financial Year from the date of Application can’t avail the grant.
Q: What if the Promoter/CEO/Managing Director of the company is not an Indian citizen?
A: Company is eligible in case 51% stakes are held by Indian citizen(s).
Q: Does the company need to pay any service charge to GITA for the services rendered during entire process?
Q: Is the grant repayable?
A: No, it is a grant is not a loan.
Q: Can the company ask for an upfront payment?
A: No. Grant is only available in form of reimbursement.
Q: Can a company engage a consultant to act and apply on its behalf?
A: No, company must apply directly to GITA. Kindly take note that GITA has never appointed anyone or any company to act on its behalf during application stage.
Q: The technology have to be sourced from overseas only?
A: No. The technology can be sourced from within India as well.
Q: I have a technology and am ready to transfer/sell it. Can I benefit from TADF?
A: The TADF scheme is devised to provide support to only buyers/technology assimilators. Therefore you may be benefited by selling it to an appropriate Indian MSME.
Q: I am an Indian MSME however not registered with appropriate authority, can I apply for funding under TADF?
A: The TADF scheme is eligible for registered MSMEs only, if you are in the process of registering as the MSME, you may apply. However, you will be eligible for funding only upon producing the requisite documents during evaluation stage.
Q: Can a company apply for more than one grant?
A: A Company can only apply for one grant at one time from GITA. Company can only apply for another grant after their current project is successfully closed.
Q: We are a newly established company. Due to that nature, we are unable to provide certain documents that are required in the application form’s checklist. How can we proceed?
A: You may apply through the online process and provide the best available relevant set of documents. We will further put up your case of Panel of Experts (PoE) for furtherance.
Q: What are the categories that are eligible to qualify under TADF?
•Design, formulation, materials and methods transfer, including design improvement and optimisation;
•Know-how, knowledge, skills and expertise transfer, including training and mentoring related to the technology being transferred;
•Designs, equipment, systems, machinery and tooling directly related to the product and process technology being transferred;
•Intellectual Property payments (e.g. Licensing Agreements) and expertise transfer payments to enable the program.
Q: What is mode of application?
A: Only Online applications will be accepted via (http://gita.org.in/TADF/TADFInfo.aspx?TADFId=1), no other mode will be considered