The Minister of Commerce and Industry said, "Jem has ensured transparency in public procurement as well as reduction in costs"

  The government organized the National Advisory Workshop on    ' Government E-Marketplace (Gem): User and Seller Perspective '

 

The two-day National Advisory Workshop organized for buyers and sellers on Government E-Marketplace (GM) has begun today. It is being organized by the government e-marketplace (GM) with the support of the National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the DGS & D Subordinated to the Ministry of Commerce.

Inaugurating the workshop, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said, "This is a great day in achieving transparency in public procurement. Today we have signed six MoUs (MoUs). I thank the representatives of the respective states coming forward and adopting Gem as a platform for government procurement in their respective states. I would like to mention that this is possible due to the continuous and full enthusiasm of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his commitment to support and bring transparency in public procurement. '

Smt. Sitharaman said, "I am very happy that Gem is being recognized as a national e-procurement portal. By adopting the processes related to the Jam platform, the reduction in prices is about 20-30% compared to the pre-paid values. Therefore, this clearly proves that prices are actually decreasing due to the procedures being followed in the portal. Most importantly, the vendors do not have to run around to get their payment because payment is made within 10 days of delivery of products and services.

Representing Andhra Pradesh, the social welfare minister of Andhra Pradesh Government, Shri Ankana Anand Babu said, "Government e-marketplace is a great initiative of the Government of India towards bringing more transparency in government procurement. I am happy to represent the Andhra Pradesh government because our government believes in transparency and efficiency in the administration. By signing this MoU, we have launched a new and transparent era of public procurement. '