PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE – ROADWAY TO INCREASING E-WASTE IN INDIAN GOVERNMENT SECTOR
SP VICTOR1, S SURESH KUMAR2
1Dr SP Victor, St Xaviers College, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
2S Suresh Kumar, Research Scholar, MS University, TamilNadu, India
Manuscript received on April 04, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 28, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 05, 2013. | PP: 150-157 | Volume-3, Issue-2, May 2013. | Retrieval Number: C0762062312/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today, there is a pressing need for the Indian electronics industry to persistently track and unravel the complexities of the global supply chain, which is now being reshaped by a gamut of environmental compliance norms that have come into force. Without an actionable ‘India Strategy’ relying on a set of appropriately benchmarked environment management policies and implementation programmes, the competitiveness and growth of the electronics and information technology (IT) industry are bound to be hamstrung. It is, therefore, absolutely essential for companies to develop robust practices to avoid high noncompliance costs. Action in the global market place for cleaner technology processes and recycling programmes has already gathered significant momentum.This thesis makes an attempt to re-discover the path of planned obsolescence resulting in the generation of e-waste in the Indian Government sector and the proposed actions towards control of growth of e-waste.
Keywords: E-Waste (Electronic Waste), BER (Beyond Economical Repairs), MSW (Municipal Solid Waste), DGS&D RC (Director General of Supply and Disposal Rate Contract, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), End Of Life, Survey.