- Veröffentlicht: 12. April 2018
The Nitish administration, continuing to make stride in the area of e-governance, on Wednesday embraced the Central government's initiative known as Government e-Marketplace, or GeM, that serves as a common platform for procurement for all government offices, at a function held at the Old Secretariat in the state capital. /p>
The event was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi who officially launched the program by ordering 20 packs of printing papers for the finance department.
Notably, Modi is also the Finance Minister of Bihar. /p>
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said the program was launched in 2016 by the Narendra Modi government at the Center and was primarily used to procure material for para-military forces but its popularity and efficacy led to its adoption in all areas of the government offices. /p>
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system currently boasts over 19,000 government customers and close to 80,000 sellers of goods and services featuring more than five lakh items, Modi said. /p>
"The system will make procurement process easy as well as transparent," he said. /p>
Finance Joint Secretary Uday Mishra, through a PowerPoint presentation, explained the benefits of the GeM platform and how buyers could save big by purchasing items that are available for a price that is 10% less from the open market price.
Quelle/Source: Patna Daily, 05.04.2018