Q: How do you define a “Technology”?
A: It is defined as a Customised Technology Solution/Patent/Industrial Design and Equipment/Machines etc for specific application/purpose
significantly improving the output/productivity of the business.
Q: What are the nature of proposals to be supported?
A: The TAFP scheme will provide financial assistance to Indian Capital Goods sector to facilitate the acquisition of strategic and relevant
technologies and also development of technologies through contract route, in-house route or through combination of contract and in-house.
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 company as Capital Goods Sector Company?
A: 'Capital Goods' are defined as any plant, machinery, equipment or accessories required for manufacture or production, either directly or
indirectly, of goods or for rendering services, including those required for replacement, modernisation, technological upgradation or expansion.
Q: I am unable to source the technology on my own, how can GITA help me?
A: GITA has a dedicated team to map your technology requirements vis-à-vis suitable Innovative Technologies available across the globe and
matching your requirement. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is this scheme specific to any sector?
A: The TAFP Scheme will Focus on the following three (03) Futuristic & Revolutionary areas to improve Manufacturing & Economics
Competitiveness in Indian Capital Goods sector:
1. Internet of Things (IoT)
2. Industrial Energy Efficiency through Equipment
3. Additive Manufacturing
The above mentioned three cutting-across sectors are Futuristic and will Revolutionize the Manufacturing & Economics Competitiveness of Indian
Capital Goods sectors List of the prominent sub sectors under the 12th Five Year Plan:
a. Machine Tools
b. Plastic Processing Machinery
c. Heavy Electrical & Power Plant Equipment
d. Earth Moving and Mining Equipment
e. Metallurgical Machinery
f. Textile Machinery
g. Process and Plant Machines
Q: I have already procured a technology and need to buy the same technology again. Am I eligible for TAFP?
A: No. the technology sought must be of higher cadre that will bring greater efficiency and will have to qualify as new technology. However
additional or incremental Technology can be procured under this programme to enhance the process.
Q: Can we write the mandatory report on the Technology Assessment?
A: No. The report/study must be carried out by a Third Party specialized & accredited consultant/agency recognized by Govt. of India, on the
proposed Technology covering
• Technical Uniqueness
• Commercial Viability
• Requisite level of details of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Q: I have to acquire some land to set-up a new plant that will optimise my current plant, will I get funding under TAFP?
A: Capital expenditure including on plant and machinery subject to a maximum of INR 10 Crores or 25% 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: For outright purchase of the Technology, it may be sourced upon the receipt of the Grant Sanction Letter from GITA.
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: Any company registered in India is eligible under this scheme.
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. O
Q: What is mode of application?
A: Only Online applications will be accepted via (http://gita.org.in/DHI-TAFP.aspx),
no other mode will be considered
Q: Does the technology have to be sourced from overseas?
A: The technology can be sourced from anywhere across the globe including India.
Q: I have a technology and am ready to transfer/sell it. Can I benefit from TAFP?
A: The TAFP 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: 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
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.