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Punjab to procure goods from Central government portal

The purchase of goods through e-marketplace is would bring transparency in public procurement,

Chandigarh: To bring transparency in public procurement, the Punjab government on Wednesday gave its nod to state procurement agencies to use the Central government portal, Government e-Marketplace (GeM), for direct online purchases of goods and services.

A decision in this regard was taken here by the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on a proposal of the Finance Department.

An official spokesperson said the procurement of common use goods and services by government buyers under the Central GeM, launched by the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals, would help the state improve transparency into the system.

The new rule envisages that the Central GeM be used by the state government departments or government agencies for direct online purchases.

 

  • IANS

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