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Many top companies in the corporate sector have signed a code of conduct designed by the industry organisations such as CII and FICCI. It relates to non-discrimination, assistance and transparency in the context of employees/applicants/vendors and implies inclusion of Dalit entrepreneurs in the supply chain.

The Companies Act, 2013 in India advocates or mandates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For the Dalit entrepreneurs it means Company shall endeavour to institute supply chain diversity.

To enable the SC/ST entrepreneurs to avail these opportunities, the DICCI SME Portal will link them with private sector enterprises, which have robust Affirmative Action and CSR programs for supplier diversity.The entrepreneur maysearch, view and apply to private Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs), tenders and contract notifications posted by private enterprises generally or via the Affirmative Action (AA), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) route.