Imphal, October 11th 2017: Government e-Market Place (GeM) was officially launched in the State of Manipur in the Cabinet Hall of the CM’S Secretariat in a small function today. Department of Information Technology, Government of Manipur became the first Department to procure product from the Gem Portal and the product was delivered & handed over to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Manipur by a registered seller in the GeM Portal from the State of Manipur.

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GeM is a completely paperless, cashless and system driven e-market place that enables procurement of common use goods and services with minimal human interface. It is a one stop Government eMarketplace (GeM) to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations. GeM aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users achieve the best value for their money.

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It may kindly be recalled that Government of Manipur had signed MOU with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India on 10″ August, 2017. Manipur is the 1″ State in the entire North-East to sign MOU with the Government of India to adopt GeM for Government Procurement.

The portal was launched on 9th August 2016 by the Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister. Presently, there are 1,98,277 products available under GeM Portal. So far, 13,125 Government Departments/Agencies/Societies has registered as Buyers at GeM Portal and there are 34,734 registered seller under GeM Portal.


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