Government e-Marketplace programme launched in Leh

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Jan 10, 2020
During the launch of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Samvaad at DC Conference Hall Leh.
Leh :

A national outreach programme, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Samvaad was launched on January 7 at DC office conference hall. 

The programme was organized by the Department of Industries and Commerce, Union Territory of Ladakh in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. 

Advisor to Lt. Governor, Ladakh, Umang Narula appreciated the effort of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries for taking such initiative in harsh winter. He said that Government e-Marketplace will create opportunities to explore the unique product of the region. The program will extensively help the buyer in dealing with day-to-day procurement purchasing for Government agencies.

He further appreciated the official’s active participation in the programme and stress on more such program. 

Briefing about the GeM Portal, Rajeev Kandpal Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that Government-e-Marketplace is a national public procurement portal offering end to end solutions for all procurement needs of Government departments and autonomous bodies. The outreach programme started from December 19, 2019, and will be continued till February 17, 2020, covering all the States and Union Territories of the country. 

He further added that the program will give exposure to the officials regarding General Financial Rules (GFR) and other financial matters while dealing with the administrative work.

Dipash Ghalot, Director GeM gave a presentation on GeM and highlighted the procedure of registration, payments and Procurement life cycle for both buyers and sellers. He also informed that GeM has more than 15 lakh products, around 20,000 services, more than 3 lakh registered sellers and service providers and more than 41,000 Government buyers’ organizations, in its short journey of three years.

Kush Tyagi, Business Facilitator, GeM talked about Introduction to the functionality of Buyer highlighting pre-requisites for registration as Primary and Secondary user on GeM portal.

During an interactive session, the officials/buyers and sellers from both Leh and Kargil raised a number of questions regarding the Government e-Marketplace. They also shared their apprehensions and sought clarity about the benefits under GeM Portal.