2-day workshop on GeM underway in Kohima

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Kohima, Jun 25: A two-day workshop on Government e-Market (GeM) organized by Finance Department, Nagaland commenced today at the Directorate of Information Technology & Communication, Thizama under Kohima district.
Commissioner & Secretary to Chief Minister, Abhishek Singh formally inaugurated the workshop. He said that GeM is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) by the Government of India as a one-stop shop to facilitate online procurement of common use goods and services required by various Government departments, organizations, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies.
Singh said information technology has started dominating every spheres of life by transforming the way people communicate.
“Online system of marketing, GeM introduced by the central government in 2016 for government departments will provide an informed choice and opportunity for purchase of quality products,” he said.
He was of the view that GeM will ensure corruption free and transparent transactions.
Representatives from various state government departments and PSUs are participating in the workshop, where a session on GeM – Procurement redefined was dealt by GeM representative Upmith Singh.
He said that that GeM portal – gem.gov.in is currently being used by almost all departments/ organisations of the central government. Organisations from 23 states and Union territories are already using GeM, he said, adding that government has made procurement of products and services available on GeM mandatory to all the central government ministries, departments and central government organisations, he informed.
While there are at least six Government departments registered in GeM, he encouraged other departments also to engage themselves with GeM not only for procurement but also to promote the sale of goods from the State.
Resource persons for the workshop include Ramanathan V, GeM MSP Training Team, Jayavadielu Raja GeM MSP Training Team, Uday GeM MSP Training Team, Megha Chopra GeM MSP Marketing Team.
It may be mentioned that GeM aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement of goods and services and eliminate corruption. It functions under Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
(Page News Service)