NATIONAL SC-ST HUB SCHEME

  • PM appreciates success of National SC-ST Hub Scheme
  • The National SC/ST Hub (NSSH) would provide professional support to the SC/ST enterprises enabling them to effectively participate in public procurement process.
  • The Hub would also work towards the development of new entrepreneurs to participate in procurement process leveraging on the ‘Stand up India’ programme.
  • Selected entrepreneurs would be provided with support and mentoring by industry experts, Central Public Sector Enterprises, and incubators.
  • The Hub would operate out of the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) headquartered in Delhi.

Administrative structure:

  1. High Powered Monitoring Committee
  2. Minister of MSME is the chairperson of the committee.
  3. The committee members are representatives of various stakeholders including states, various ministries, industry associations & SC/ST entrepreneurs.

Advisory Committee

  1. This committee would work under the High Powered Monitoring Committee in order to bring the industry and SC/ST entrepreneurs’ perspective to the Hub.
  2. Purpose – developing an effective, mutually beneficial relationship between the target group and the Government.

Empowered Project Approval Committee

This Committee would ensure flexibilities with a view to accommodate changing requirements of SC/ST entrepreneurs.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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