GSL holds vendor development program for SC/ST entrepreneurs

Plan to meet 4 percent procurement target from MSEs owned by SC/ST

GN Bureau | July 3, 2017


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 In order to promote increased participation of SC/ST entrepreneurs in the ship building sector, Goa Shipyard Limited organized its first National Vendor Development Program exclusively for micro and small industries (MSEs) owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs.

Over 150 entrepreneurs from across the country attended the program. CMD of GSL Rear Admiral (Retd), Shekhar Mital highlighted the government’s commitment towards promotion of MSEs and SC/ST entrepreneur in particular. 
 
GSL, at the behest of the MoD, has initiated various measures for ease of doing business, particularly for MSMEs. These include speedy payments, advance payments to MSMEs and start ups, low registration fees etc, besides hand holding firms in development of import substitute items. 
 
“GSL is a policy driven progressive DPSU, committed to promote MSEs and are exceeding the mandatory target of 20 percent procurement from MSEs,” he said. He further stated that GSL is committed to meet 4 percent procurement target from MSEs owned by SC/ST as per the Centre’s guidelines and urged participants to register with GSL as vendors and be partners in GSL growth. He also appreciated efforts made by Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) to promote SC/ST entrepreneurs.
 

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