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Chief Minister Raman Singh launched the new online services for subsidies and exemptions provided by the Department of Commerce & Industries on Thursday.

The State Government has been a flag bearer in utilizing digital technology in bringing transparency and improving the efficiencies of the existing systems. Chhattisgarh had adopted e-procurement in the year 2007. Chhattisgarh has been consistently ranked 4th in Ease of Doing Business for the past two consecutive years, an official press release informed.

The MoU Signing and Workshop on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) was held in Raipur.

Chhattisgarh government has also been a strong proponent of Digital India and Make in India. In line with this Chhattisgarh has on boarded with Government e-Marketplace and became the 15th state to do so, it informed.

This initiative strengthens Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India and Digital India which aims at strengthening e-governance, boosts domestic industries, enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. GeM provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users achieve the best value for their money. It will also enable development of local MSMEs.GeM has over two lakhs of products registered under more than 300 categories. The portal has witnessed orders of value more than Rs 1771 crore. Presently, with order cancellation/ rejection of less than 1%.

The event opened with the workshop on Government e-Market place conducted by S. Suresh Kumar , IAS, the Additional CEO of GeM and Dipesh Gehlot, Deputy Director, GeM. The workshop was held in two sessions.

The morning session started with an introduction to GeM portal by the Additional CEO, GeM, which covered various aspects of the GeM such as its background, its key benefits to the buyers and sellers, recent updates, market statistics such as number of Buyers and sellers registered, orders placed through GeM, GeM registration trend, GeM transactions made till date etc. This was followed by a detailed demonstration on how to perform seller registration for the sellers. The session concluded with the Question and Answers session.

The second session was focussed at the buyers who will consist of the concerned State Government departments. The Additional CEO, GeM, started the session with the introduction to the GeM followed by the detailed demonstration on how the buyers need to register and operate the accounts in the GeM portal by the Deputy Director, GeM. The session of the workshop concluded with the Question-Answer session in which the Government of India officials clarified queries with regard to the various aspects of GeM.

Additional CEO (GeM) appreciated the efforts of Chhattisgarh in using the GeM portal for procurement and highlighted that as of now 278 buyer organisation and 542 sellers have already registered with GeM. These organisations (buyer) have already placed 704 orders (by volume) of value Rs 29.3 crore.

The event concluded with the signing of the MoU for onboarding with GeM between State Government of Chhattisgarh and GeM, Governement of India, in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh, who during his address highlighted that Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a very bold step of the Government with the aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services are done by the Government Ministries/ Departments, PSUs, autonomous bodies etc.

He also highlighted that GeM will bring Transparency by eliminating human interface in vendor registration, order placement and payment processing, to a great extent. Being an open platform, GeM offers no entry barriers to bonafide suppliers who wish to do business with the Government, Singh said.

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Quelle/Source: The Daily Pioneer, 28.10.2017

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