NTPC's total procurement reaches around Rs 10 billion in a year from 3,500 vendors. Last fiscal, it stood at Rs 11.63 billion.
"NTPC's endeavour is to better its contribution in association with MSEs year on year. Therefore, Singh proposed on different fora that there should a one registration for all MSEs for procurements by CPSUs. But it is the MSME ministry which would take final call on it," the official added.
As many as 225 MSE representatives (both material suppliers and service providers) attended the meet.
The meet was organised to understand concerns of vendors and get first hand feedback on business dealings with NTPC and support required from the company for increasing the participation of MSEs in its procurement.
NTPC has taken several initiatives for MSEs like MSE Registration Portal (single window registration for 358 reserved items for MSEs), vendor invoice tracking portal/app and NTPC Tenders info app.