Workshop on Government e-Marketplace ends

Towards digitally empowered society: Gabriel

ITANAGAR, Sep 22: The two-day state level Consultative Workshop on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) ended with the hands-on-training of the vendors at the State Banquet Hall here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, State Council for IT & e-Governance chairman, Gabriel D. Wangsu said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the state is marching towards digitally empowered society.
“Signing of MoU with GeM bears testimony of CM’s conviction towards bringing in transparency in the Governance. All this could have been possible under the continuous guidance and support of the Chief Minister,” he said.
In order to encourage digital transaction, Wangsu also announced to provide free internet connectivity for Ganga and Aakashdeep markets in collaboration with Capital district administration in the first phase.
Special Secretary IT & C, Prince Dhawan, who is also the Capital Deputy Commissioner, urged all the vendors to get themselves registered and avail the opportunity to be part of Govt’s supply chain in a very efficient and transparent manner.
Informing that procurement through GeM has been made mandatory for Central Govt offices, he said the same procurement system shall also be adopted by the State Government very soon. With introduction of GeM, the manual process of procurement through quotations and tenders has been done away with and it ensures timely payments to the vendors within 10 days, he added
Expressing concern over the frequent bandh calls in the Capital, the Capital DC sought the cooperation of business community and urged them to denounce the bandh culture which greatly hampers the poor businessmen of the state.
IT & Communication Director, Neelam Yapin Tana dwelt on the importance of the GeM. GeM portal is very convenient to use just like any other online shopping portals, she said.
Capital SP Sagar Singh Kalsi said the police force is fully prepared to defuse bandh culture. He also requested the business communities to extend their cooperation in this regard.
More than 1000 vendors participated the workshop which was organized by Department of IT & Communication in collaboration with GeM, GoI and National Institute of Smart Governance, Hyderabad.