The Socioeconomic Development of Indian Community Unit (SEDIC) was designated as an implementation entity for the Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB). SEDIC was restructured in line with the focus areas and initiatives defined in the Blueprint to uplift the socioeconomic status of the Indian community, especially B40.

SEDIC signs MoU with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

20 April 2018

The Socioeconomic Development of Indian Community Unit (SEDIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) on a collaborative effort to conduct a research on 'Socio-Economic Development Programs for the Indian Community' for a period of 6 months. The research covers socio-economic development programs of the Indian community in various fields such as skills training, education, spirituality, sports and language for selective groups. 

The objective of this MoU is:

  • To verify that the outputs proposed by various organizations have been implemented within a specified time frame.
  • To determine direct and indirect results via SEDIC funding throughout 2014-2017.
  • To propose strategies and directives for new initiatives based on identified socioeconomic gaps.

This impact assessment is crucial to identify if SEDIC's funding for the past few years has benefitted the Indian community. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of these programmes, consequently submitting implementation reports to SEDIC, JPM. This initiative is in line with the targets earmarked in the Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB).