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    Published On : Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
    Business News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    DICCI, Nagpur Chapter’s workshop on MSME Procurement Policy on March 5

    Nagpur News : As part of its mission to promote Dalit entrepreneurship, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) in 2011 had strongly propagated for a procurement set off (reservation) in Government purchases for Indian micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and within that a special set-off of further 20 per cent for Dalit MSEs.

    The efforts were successful with Ministry of MSME, Government of India bringing in a new procurement policy for MSE 2012 effective from April 1, 2012 in exercise of powers conferred in section 6 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act 2006.

    DICCI-nagpurHowever, it has come to light that ministries, departments and public sector undertakings are not implementing the same in the true spirit of the said Act, specially in the following matter: Annual procurement goal setting for SC/ST MSE, as prescribed by the Act, initiate steps to enhance the procurement participation of SC/ST MSE as mandated by the Act, steps taken to disseminate tender information to SC/ST MSE , steps taken to reduce the transaction cost of business for SC/ST MSE, contact details of the nodal officer for implementation of the policy.

    In order to facilitate the above DICCI, Nagpur Chapter is organising a one- day workshop in association with MSME-DI Nagpur to facilitate the implementation of the policy. The workshop is being organised on March 5, 2014 at Hotel Heritage, Civil Lines. It will be inaugurated at 10.30 am. The technical sessions will start from 12.00 noon to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm. The valedictory function will be held from 5.30 pm to 6 pm.

    For the workshop Central Government undertakings and departments like WCL, MOIL, MECL, SECR, Central  Railway, NTPC, Powergrid, CMPDI, CPWD, Ordnance Factory, BHEL, SAIL, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL etc., have been invited to share their experience and problems in implementing the said Act in it’s true spirit. The workshop will also support the PSUs to identify SC/ST enterprises to be part of their procurement cycle and hence existing and large number of new entrepreneurs from SC/ST community have registered for the workshop, informs a press release jointly issued by Arunkumar Khobragade, Mentor- DICCI, Nagpur Chapter and Nishchay Shelke, President of DICCI, Nagpur Chapter.

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