The National SC/ST Hub Conference on National Public Procurement Policy Implementation is being inaugurated in New Delhi.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for MSME Giriraj Singh, will inaugurate the Conference.
Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, MSME and other senior officials of the ministry will also be present on the occasion.
In a social media post, National SC/ ST Hib said, “National SC-ST Hub is organizing “NSSH Conclave” from 3.00 pm onwards on 12th September’2017 at Mirza Galib Chamber, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, Delhi.”
“The programme, chaired by Dr. Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of MSME will have presence of 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 measureale impact on the entire MSME ecosystem,” the Facebook post said.
The Government of India mandated minimum of 20% procurement Micro & Small Enterprises by Central Ministries /Departments/PSUs. w.e.f. 1st April 2015.
The Ministry of MSME has taken several measures to ensure compliance of Public Procurement Policy by PSUs.
The Minister of MSME has taken a meeting with PSUs for compliance of mandatory provisions of the Policy including procurement from MSEs.
Prime Minister has launched National SC/ST Hub for MSMEs on the 18th October, 2016 in order to prepare details of SC/ST MSEs which will in turn assist the procuring agencies in identifying the SC/ST Entrepreneurs for making procurement from these entrepreneurs