In a significant move towards rapid and robust development of Esports in India, the Federation of Electronic Sports Associations of India (FEAI) met with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Electronics & Information Technology and submitted its policy paper for esports under the central government’s recent push for Indian AVGC.
The policy paper seeks to facilitate a policy-centred esports outlook that aims to address India’s unique definition for esports, which not only welcomes conventional global esports outlook but most importantly promotes India’s indigenous talent and narrative.
The report also propounds a strong talent development ecosystem that covers the spectrum of talent, businesses, job creation, education, and revenue generation for India with regional centres of excellence.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology said, “The government is keenly observing the opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship associated with esports. The rapid expansion of the mobile ecosystem and internet in India will further accelerate the adoption of esports and we will be providing the necessary policy level support to ensure that the esports industry grows and contributes to the development of the nation while Indian players win laurels for the country in esports.”
“The recently announced AVGC promotion task force will recommend ways to realise growth and build domestic capacity for serving our markets and the global demand and I am sure the learnings from the policy paper of FEAI will be useful for building a larger outlook,” Chandrasekhar added.
Vaibhav Dange, Founding Member, Federation of Electronic Sports Associations India said, “In guidance of the PMO towards India’s emerging AVGC sector, we are thankful for Rajeev Chandrasekhar to have met us and understand FEAI’s perspective on an effective policy intervention, anchored by the Government of India, towards formalisation of the Esports and allied industries, including AVGC, to create an enabling ecosystem to support the Indian industry. FEAI is honoured to receive the directive to assimilate and invite all industry stakeholders and create a formal engagement with the MEITY.”
“We believe that this is the right time to make sustained efforts to ensure that India is at the forefront of this development of the AVGC sector, and we are playing our part in ensuring that. We are trying to promote a hybrid model for esports and we would like the Government of India to support the industry, players and the entire ecosystem in this endeavour,” Dange added.