Imphal, Oct 11,
Almost all facilities of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) should also be opened to public for its effective implementation said Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh while inaugurating a one day workshop on “Government e-Marketplace” today at Hotel Classic Grande in Imphal.
Deputy Chief Minister who is holding finance portfolio said to curb malpractices in government procurements, GeM was introduced last year. He said, there have a number of problems in government procurements for the last many years. To check and solve such problems, Government e-Marketplace (GeM), a national portal to make the public procurement transparent and simpler, was launched. Envisages by the Government of India, GeM strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving technological challenges and stakeholder aspirations.
Director of GeM, Sanjay Josef said, 27 organisations and 96 sellers from Manipur have registered to GeM. He said, Government has made procurement of products and services available on GeM mandatory to all the Central Government Ministries, Departments and Central Government Organisations.
Secretary of State Information Technology Department, Sumant Singh said, so far 5,20,000 products have been made available through GeM. He said, technological solutions to various government departments and also solutions to conflict of interest among buyers and sellers with GeM have been given by the department.
Sellers, buyers, various stakeholders and officials attended the workshop which was jointly organised by Department of Finance and Department of Information Technology, Manipur.
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raj Thursday, 11 October 2018 20:35 Comment Link
What will be the surcharge/service tax for using such portal and is there privacy protection??