The 10 percent import duty was supposed to be implemented from October 1 in a phased manufacturing programme.
The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended 10 per cent anti-dumping duty on cheap imports from China, based on appeal from domestic manufacturers.
The government, on Friday, issued a directive to ease restrictions on manufacturing and sale of handsets across the country as the lockdown was extended for two more weeks.
The company said it has also received over two lakh e-mails from customers for delivering the non-essential items with demand for mobile phones rising 200 percent.
From limited spectrum availability, to high base spectrum pricing and a possible lack in demand for 5G services, Indian telecom operators are in for a bumpy ride.
The sale of smartphones increased from 2 million units in 2009-10 to 117 million units in 2017-18.
The import tariff was supposed to kick in from February, but it has been delayed after considering industry demands.