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National SC-ST Hub

National SC-ST Hub:

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.

  • Objective of National SC-ST Hub is to 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.