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Radha Krishna Mathur takes over as Secretary MSME Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
New Delhi: Radha Krishna Mathur, today took over as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He succeeds Shri Uday Kumar Varma, at present Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Shri Mathur, is an IAS officer of the 1977 batch and belongs to the Manipur-Tripura Cadre. Before joining the Ministry of MSME, he was Special Secretary, Ministry of Defence.

Ministry of MSME has formulated Public Procurement Policy for MSEs which has been approved by the Cabinet.

The Salient features of the Public Procurement Policy are as under:

    Every Central Ministry/Department/PSU shall set procurement goal of minimum 20 per cent of the total annual purchases of the products or services produced or rendered by MSEs.
    Out of 20% target of annual procurement from MSEs, a sub-target of 4% (i.e., 20% out of 20%) will be earmarked for procurement from MSEs owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs.
    The overall target of 20% is proposed to be made mandatory at the end of 3 years.
    For enhancing the participation of SCs/STs in the Government procurement, the Central Government Ministry/Department/PSUs will organise special Vendor Development Programmes, Buyer-Seller Meets etc.
    Every Central Government Ministry/Department/PSU will report the goals set with respect to procurement to be met from MSEs and the achievement made thereto in their Annual Reports.
    The MSEs participating in a tender quoting price within the band of L1+15% may also be allowed to supply at L1 price where L1 price is from someone other than an MSE. Such MSEs may be allowed to supply up to 20% of the total tendered value. In case of more than one such MSEs, the supply will be shared equally.
    The Central Ministry/Department/Public Sector Undertaking will continue to procure 358 items from MSEs, which have been reserved for exclusive purchase from them.
    Given their unique nature, defence armament imports will not be included in computing the 20% goal for M/o Defence. In addition, Defence Equipments like weapon systems, missiles, etc. will remain out of purview of such policy of reservation.
    A Review Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary (MSME) for monitoring and review of the Public Procurement Policy for MSEs. In addition, a ‘Grievance Cell’ would be set up in the Ministry of MSME for redressing the grievances of MSEs in Government procurement.

The policy will help to promote MSEs by improving their market access and competitiveness through increased participation by MSEs in Government purchases and encouraging linkages between MSEs and large enterprises.

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