New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) In two years of its operations, the National Mission on Government e Marketplace (GeM) has recorded till date more than 8 lakh transactions worth over Rs 12,239 crore.
The GeM has established itself as an open, transparent, efficient and inclusive platform providing huge savings to the Government and was launched by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on September 5.
This was followed by the launch of the Mission in 19 States and Union Territories.
The Centre launched a six-week long National Mission from September 6 to October 17 in order to increase awareness, accelerate the use and to further augment the proven benefits of procurement for all government departments and organisations.
The GeM has nearly 27.9 thousand buyer organisations registered and about 1.43 lakh sellers and service providers offering more than 4.86 lakh products and services for online purchase.
It covers all central government departments, states and public sector undertakings in a mission mode by organising workshops, roadshow, trainings, events and other information, education and communication activities, including buyer and seller registration.
During the awareness period, a buyer registration drive has been launched for on-boarding and increasing procurement by Central, State and local agencies on GeM.
A vendor registration drive has also been initiated for on-boarding additional categories and populating the available ones on GeM with more vendors. Central Ministries, States and their agencies, including local offices, have been tasked with sharing a list of key vendors for on-boarding on GeM.