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Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Topics Covered:

Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, e-applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

 

Government e Marketplace (GeM)

 

What to study?

For Prelims: About GeM and it’s features.

For Mains: Significance and the need for GeM.

 

Context: GeM and Punjab Government sign MoU for Setting up Project Management Unit.

 

About GeM:

What is it? GeM is a state-of-the-art national public procurement platform of Ministry of Commerce and Industries, that has used technology to remove entry barriers for bonafide sellers and has created a vibrant e-marketplace with a wide range of goods and services.

Aim: GeM aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement.

Features: It facilitates online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organisations / PSUs. It provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users, achieve the best value for their money.

 

Sources: pib.