LEH, June 11: National SC-ST Hub (NSSH) State conclave, an initiative of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise, Govt of India is being held at Leh tomorrow.
Addressing press conference here the officers from MSME disclosed that the initiative was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with an aim to create a supportive ecosystem for SC/ST entrepreneurs by assisting them in capacity building and thereby enabling them to effectively participate in public procurement process. The scheme is organically linked to the Public Procurement Policy- 2012 of the Government of India 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.
The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), a Mini-Ratna CPSEs under the Ministry of MSME is the implementing agency for the Scheme of NSSH. To realize the objectives of NSSH, it is imperative to develop cognizance with all the stake holders on implementation of public procurement policy.
They disclosed that National SC-ST Hub is organizing NSSH State conclave here on June 12 at Sindhu Sanskriti Auditorium, to bring together CPSEs, Industry Associations and State Government on a common platform and deliberate upon steps to be taken to fulfill Public Procurement Policy mandate for SC-ST entrepreneurs. The programme aims at coalescing efforts taken by all the stakeholders towards creating a supportive ecosystem for inclusive growth of SC-ST entrepreneurs.
The programme will have the presence of Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister and Industries & Commerce Minister, Zulfkar Ali Minister for School Education, Haj & Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, J&K, Tsering Dorjay, Minister Co-operation & Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Ghani Kohli Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries along with other dignitaries from Centre and State.
National SC-ST Hub conclave being held at Leh today