Recently, the 5th meeting of High Powered Monitoring Committee (HPMC) under National SC-ST Hub scheme was chaired by Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

 

About the ‘National SC-ST Hub’ scheme

  • Objective of National SC-ST Hub — Develop a supportive ecosystem for SC/ST entrepreneurs to achieve the mandated 4% procurement by the CPSEs from the SC/ST entrepreneurs as laid down in Central Government Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises.
  • Scheme applicable for — Existing and Aspiring SC/ST Entrepreneurs.
  • Key Benefits —
    • To achieve 4% Public Procurement target from SC-ST entrepreneurs.
    • Facilitating SC/ST Entrepreneurs to be part of vendor development programs and mentoring support.
    • Collection, collation and dissemination of information regarding SC/ST enterprises and entrepreneurs.
    • Distribution of trade specific tool kits to trained candidates.
  • The key action areas — Vendor development, participation in public procurement, building reliable database, credit facilitation, technology upgradation, marketing support, and special subsidies under various schemes etc.