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Common chargers: Govt to set up expert groups, USB-C is in the running

The government will set up expert groups to explore the adoption of common chargers for mobile and all portable electronic devices and submit a detailed report in two months, Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said on Wednesday, 17 August.

Exiting the meeting with industry stakeholders, the secretary said India can initially think of shifting to two types of chargers, including a USB-C port.

“It is a complex issue. India has a position in the manufacturing of chargers. We have to understand everybody’s perspective, industry, the users, manufacturers and environment, before taking a final decision,” he told reporters.

Each stakeholder has a different perspective and expert groups will be formed to examine those issues separately, he said. PTI

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