‘GeM to have filters to enable local purchases’
Jammu: Local filters shall become operational on GeM from February 25, enabling the departments to procure goods and services from the local manufacturers, “one of the important components of economic package announced recently for giving boost to local entrepreneurship.”
This was given out today following a meeting of the J&K government and GeM (Government E-Marketing) authorities to expedite its implementation in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, an official press release informed.
The GeM team was headed by Talleen Kumar, CEO GeM, Gol, while Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance headed the team from J&K. Special Secretary (Finance), Director General (Codes) and Director, Industries & Commerce, Jammu also attended the meeting, amongst others.
The local filters and MSME filters can be used together for procurements made up to Rs. 5.00 lakhs from local manufacturers. For purchases above Rs 5.00 lakhs additional terms and conditions clause can be used by the departments for restricting procurement within a geographical limit, through the process of bidding on the GeM, the press release said.
For creating ample awareness in this regard Finance department in collaboration with Industries & Commerce seportment will be organising series of workshops from 26th of the month to train traders/manufacturers regarding steps to be followed for registration on GeM, the press release said.
It was also given in the meeting that a special work shop shall also be held on 3rd and 4th of March, 2021 with participation of experts from GeM. It is expected that these steps will go a long way in addressing demands of local manufacturers made from time to time, the press release said.