National SC-ST Hub, launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, aims to create a supportive ecosystem for SC/ST entrepreneurs by assisting in technology upgradation and capacity building thereby enabling them to effectively participate in public procurement processes. The Government of India formulated the Public Procurement Policy, 2012 which states that 20% of total procurement of goods and services by Central Ministries, Departments and CPSEs shall be made from MSEs and 20% of such procurement (4% of total) from MSEs shall be made from SC & ST owned MSEs.
In this regard, National SC-ST Hub is organizing the NSSH Conclave on 12th September, 2017 at Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, Delhi to have an interaction with various CPSEs from top Ministries with respect to their ongoing challenges in procurement.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of MSME. The objective of this event is also to bring together leading CPSEs from different sectors and initiate discussion to understand the gaps in realizing the mandate of Public Procurement Policy. The interaction is envisioned to put forth a strategy that delivers sustained and measureable impact on the entire MSME ecosystem. With participation expected from over 50 CPSEs from 20 Ministries, the conclave also aims to develop an understanding of procurement requirements of CPSEs and facilitating them in vendor development programme by providing support in mobilizing SC/ST entrepreneurs.
Ministry of MSME, through National SC-ST Hub, is continuously thriving to achieve its objectives, and in order to accomplish desired goals has taken up multiple initiatives. The conclave will give a brief on all ongoing activities and also give a snapshot on the roadmap for the near future.
With an eye on the marginalized community of the country and a programme with the potential to work on the ground and have an impact till the last mile, we invite you to the event to witness how the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is gradually turning into a reality.