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GeM game changer in public procurement, offers ease of doing business:Vyas

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Srinagar, Sept 26: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Wednesday said the Government e-Marketing (GeM) will enable entrepreneurs to bypass the cumbersome tendering system and do more business with the Government besides offering ease of operation similar to e-commerce sites.

The Advisor was speaking at the inaugural session of the 3-Day Workshop on GeM for senior state government officers being jointly organized by the Department of Commerce, Govt of India and the state’s Finance Department at SKICC here.

The Workshop is a part of six week (4thSeptember to 15thOctober) nationwide mission to start adopting and enhancing use of GeM by the government departments in various states.

 

Vyas said GeM is a completely online and end-to-end integrated e-procurement portal for products and services designed keeping in mind the need for ease of doing business with transparency and efficiency.

“Government e-marketplace (GeM) is the National Public Procurement portal and is an end-to-end, one stop online marketplace for central and state government departments, PSUs, Autonomous Institutions and Local bodies for procurement of common use goods and services”, he said.

Vyas said that once implemented it will become the standard mode of procurement for its transparency, ease, efficiency and time-bound payment features.

Calling the GeM a game-changer in public procurement, the Advisor said that it would also remove the entry barriers for the entrepreneurs from doing business with the Government.

Saying that 2-day workshop will be beneficial for officers and vendors, Vyas complimented the Department of Commerce, Govt of India and Finance Department J&K for having come up with the training programme as it would ensure the necessary capacity building besides imparting the necessary knowledge and the modalities about the operationalization of the portal.

Vyas directed the officials to organize awareness, training and capacity building programmes for the buyers in different departments and take vendors especially Small and Medium Entrepreneurs for wider usage and competitive supply.

The three-day workshop includes lectures on the topic of GeM procurement redefined by Mayank Bishit, DCEO GeM-SPV, different training sessions regarding operation of GeM portal.

 

 


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Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz

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Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.

“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.

He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.

 
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Two electrocuted to death in Poonch

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Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.

Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.

SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

 
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World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup

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Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.

The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.

Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.

 

Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.

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