Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association

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Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA)
Mottoyour link to electricity
Founded atKolkata
TypeAssociation (non-profit organization)
FocusIndian Electrical and Electronics Industry
  • India (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Banglore)
Around 800
Mr. Shreegopal Kabra
Director General
Mr. Sunil Misra
Key people
Mr. Harish Agarwal, Mr. R K Chugh

Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) is a national representative organization of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. As a representative of the electrical industry, IEEMA maintains the dialogue with the government of India, its departments, electric utilities, users, standardization bodies, educational institutions, research, development and testing agencies. Mr. Shreegopal Kabra is the president of IEEMA for the year 2017 -18, while Mr. Harish Agarwal and Mr. R K Chugh are the two vice presidents. Mr. Sunil Misra is the Director General of IEEMA.


Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) was established in 1948 when eight Indian companies decided to create a platform for the promotion of Indian Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (IEMA). The original signatories to the Memorandum of Articles of Association were:

  • Mr. N.W. Gurjar- Kirloskar Electric Co. Ltd
  • Mr. B.K. Rohatgi – India Electric Works Ltd
  • Mr. C.M. Shaw- General Electric Co. (India) Ltd
  • Mr. Kishenchand- Kaycee Industries Ltd
  • Mr. C.G. Gorton- National Insulated Cable Co of India Ltd
  • Mr. C.M. Humfrey- Associated Electrical Industries Mfg. Co. Ltd
  • Mr. P.H. Bolland – Crompton Parkinson Works Ltd
  • Mr. L.P. Shah- Electric Construction & Equipment Co Ltd

The establishment of the Association synchronized with attaining of independence by India reflecting the faith of Indian industrialists in the growth of various individual sectors of the economy in the atmosphere of freedom. In those years, universally, electronics had not attained the status it enjoys today and was mainly restricted to audio, broadcasting, telephonic and telegraphic communication. Telephones were still considered a luxury, affordable by elite class only. Others areas of electronics were defence oriented. Development of civilian industries in this sector was restricted. In General, electronics was considered as a part of the electrical industry.

In 1965, Mr. PR Deshpande, the dynamic doyen of the industry was elected as the President of IEMA (the then Indian Electrical Manufacturers Association). In the year 1969, the Head Office and active work were shifted to Mumbai in view of the fact that electrical industry was situated prominently in western and southern regions of the Country. In 1986, "Electronics" was added to IEMA and since then it is known as IEEMA.

In the year 2013, the president and the executive committee of IEEMA realized the need for strengthening the New Delhi office for effective advocacy and influencing public policy. To effectively meet this objective, the newly appointed Director General of IEEMA was located in New Delhi. In the past, many national industry associations, have at some point in time moved from the traditional centres of industry concentration, such as Mumbai and Kolkata, to the country’s capital, New Delhi to meet similar objectives. The registered office of IEEMA continues to be in Mumbai, with a strengthened secretariat at New Delhi.

Activities and services[edit]

IEEMA's major activities are disseminating information about government policy changes and statistics, representing views of the industry to the government, evolving price variation clauses covering a wide range of products and circulating price indices for the same, and formulating industry standards.

IEEMA conducts technical activities where members meet and discuss issues concerning the industry and its growth opportunities.[1]

IEEMA organizes Elecrama exhibitions dedicated to the electrical T&D sector, international seminars, workshops and training programs, and publishes a monthly IEEMA Journal.[2]

As the representative organization of the electrical and industrial electronics industry in India, IEEMA is a part of councils and committees constituted by the government of India.

Voice of the Indian electrical equipment industry[edit]

IEEMA as a voice of Indian electrical industry plays a crucial policy advocacy role with central and state government and its agencies. IEEMA is invited by various central and state ministries, central PSU’s, State Utilities to provide its inputs and to play an increasing role as a "Partner of Choice" in policy formulation.

IEEMA works closely with standardisation bodies, R&D organisations, testing institutes, other apex industry bodies, autonomous institutions, trade bodies and sectoral & regional associations.

Export promotion[edit]

IEEMA organizes delegation visits and participation in exhibitions abroad for the promotion of export of its members. Activities of IEEMA Interactive session of IEEMA International Events participation of IEEMA IEEMA IBD Meetings MoU Partners of IEEMA Participation at International Event Participation on Hannover Messe, Germany Participation in Africa Utility Week, Cape Town S Africa[3] Participation in 5th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair, Istanbul, Turkey[4] Participation in Middle East Electricity Dubai[4]


Information circulars[edit]

Through its circulars, it circulates information about procedural and policy changes made by the Government in taxation, import-export policy, industrial regulations as well as tender information, business opportunities, production and import-export statistics, standards and other matters of interest to the industry.

IEEMA Journal is a publication of IEEMA which covers technical and techno-commercial articles, industry information, statistics, business opportunities, IEEMA activities etc. IEEMA Journal is the leading electrical & electronics monthly published by IEEMA since June 1981, covering articles of techno-commercial importance, national and international news related to power sector. It is the only trade journal certified by Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), with the circulation of 10,000 copies every month.

Directory of members[edit]

A directory of members, ‘IEEMA Directory’ containing information about its members and the industry.



ELECRAMA is a biennial exhibition for power, electrical, and industrial electronics and allied products organized by IEEMA. It is one of the largest international exhibition of electrical and industrial electronics industry in the world.

IEEMA training programs[edit]

IEEMA organizes training programs catering to the needs of the Indian industry.

See also[edit]

  • MIOS - Meter Inter Operability Solution