GeM inks MoU with Self Employed Women's Association

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Government eMarketplace (GeM) and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for, outreach, mobilisation and capacity-building of women-led micro and small enterprises, women entrepreneurs etc as sellers and service providers in public procurement.

  • The MoU was signed by GeM Chief Executive Officer PK Singh and SEWA Vice President Rehana Riawala in New Delhi.

  • GeM will train SEWA members to assist women-led micro and small enterprises, women entrepreneurs, SHGs among others, with GeM processes related to seller registration and on-boarding on the platform, upload/ update of product/ service catalogues, acceptance of orders etc.

  • This will be done directly through the integrated online National Public Procurement Platform.

  • Training sessions will be conducted through individual and virtual training mode for SEWA members at district and block level.

  • About Government e Marketplace [GeM]

  • It is a one stop National Public Procurement Portal to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services.

  • It was launched in 2016, with the original objective of bringing transparency and efficiency in the government procurement process.

  • Its Nodal Ministry is the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  • About Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

  • It is a trade union based in India that organises women for informal employment.

  • It was founded in 1972 by Indian lawyer and social activist Ela Bhatt and a small group of other women.

  • Its primary goals are full employment and self-reliance of its members.

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