Amit Shah e-launched the presence of cooperatives on the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal

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Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on 9 August e-launched the onboarding of cooperatives on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi. 

Important facts 

  • 589 cooperative societies have been selected as eligible for onboarding.

  • Recently, the Ministry of Cooperation in its advisory made NCUI as the nodal or lead agency to facilitate the presence of cooperatives on GeM, to coordinate with the officials of GeM and to guide the cooperatives in the process of this presence.

  • NCUI has prepared a list of cooperative societies having turnover/deposit amounting to Rs 100 crore and asked to initiate their onboarding process on GeM.

  • A helpdesk of the GEM technical team has been set up at NCUI to help the cooperatives in the entire process.

  • Onboarding of Cooperative Societies/Banks on GeM will be done in a phased manner.

Government e-Market (GeM) portal 

  • GeM is an acronym for One Stop Government e-Market Place hosted by DGS&D ((Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals) where common user goods and services can be procured.

  • GeM is a dynamic, self-sustaining and user-friendly portal for procurement by government officials.

  • Public procurement is a very important part of government activity and reform of public procurement is one of the top priorities of the present government.

  • The Government e-Marketplace originated in January 2016 based on the recommendations of two Groups of Secretaries.

  • Apart from reforms in DGS&D, they recommended setting up of a dedicated e-market for various goods and services bought or sold by the Government/PSUs.

  • Subsequently, the Finance Minister in his budget speech for the financial year 2016-17 announced the setting up of a technology driven platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various ministries and agencies of the government.

  • DGS&D with technical support from the National e-Governance Division (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology) has developed a GeM portal for procurement of both products and services.

  • The portal was launched on 9 August 2016 by the Minister of Commerce and Industry.

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