CLIK was conceived and established by a group of Bangalore based entrepreneurs as a unique consortium of all electronics industries in Karnataka way back in 1984 when the Electronics Industries began its first nascent steps as an entrepreneurial industry in India. Being a high tech and skilled industry, it fired the imagination of many young persons to start their own ventures but who were easily frustrated by the many bureaucratic procedures which were prevailing at that time. Entrepreneurs were grappling with the many restrictions placed on them due to the heavy import content nature of the products and conservation of foreign exchange of the country. So the industries were subjected to the Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP), Import Substitution Program, List Attestation, Priory Approvals, Reporting and Penalties. CLIK became the bridge between the Industries and the Government in establishing and easing the many complicated governmental procedures while mutually protecting both interest and goals Thus CLIK was the pioneer Industrial Association which became the trend-setter in finding ethical solutions for the Industry - Government interactions during the highly restrictive " License Raj " .
CLIK has seen the growth of the Electronics Industry in India starting from the " Transistor Age" , the ICs era and now the micro-controller & micro-processor decade, all the while playing no mean role in ensuring Bangalore earned its sobriety as the Silicon Valley of India. CLIKs role has always been development in nature and maintaining a healthy Government - Industry relationship. Right from the beginning when CLIK re-designed the many forms and helped develop simpler but more effective statutory procedures in the Industries Department , Commercial Taxes, Customs and Excise Departments and Registrar of Companies (ROC) and other various Government Departments and Utilities like Labour, Shops & Establishments, Electricity Boards , etc , CLIK has earned a name for being a progressive , development oriented association to which the Industry and Government can turn to look for solutions and guidance
CLIK has initiated many Services to the Industry and now with the Globalisation and Liberalisation, has been assisting the Industry in finding its rightful place in the global scheme of things. Among the various services CLIK has on offer , the most important is that CLIK is on theAdvisory Board of various Departments and Agencies . So be it any Certification, clarifications or representation of a specific issue troubling a firm, CLIK gets it redressed at the appropriate forums. It helps in giving inputs before any new Industrial Policy is formulated and advices and assist Government in its own adaptation of new technologies