GeM Samvaad and GeM

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News: A capacity building programme was conducted by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) on GeM.

Facts:

About Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

  • Launched in 2016, it is an e-marketplace for procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs.
  • Aim: to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement.
  • Directorate General of Supplies and Goods (DGS&D) with technical support of National eGovernance Division (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has developed GeM portal.

About GEM Samvaad

  • It is a national outreach programme aimed at getting feedback from all the States and UTs regarding GeM

Additional Information:

DGS&D: It is the central purchase organization of the Indian government, functioning under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.