Nagaland Chief Secretary, Benchilo Thong, on Friday formally launched the state mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) at Secretariat Conference Hall in Kohima.
GeM is the national public procurement portal; an end-to-end online marketplace for central and state government ministries /departments, central and state public undertakings, autonomous institutions and local bodies, for procurement of common use goods and services in transparent and efficient manner.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary said that the GeM portal was rapidly increasing its business since its inception with transacted business totaling to Rs 11,875.80 crore.
GeM portal shows that 1,42,194 sellers and service providers were registered on the portal till date.
For government departments, GeM provides a huge advantage of offering a wide range of products and services along with the benefits of a transparent and easy procurement process.
The chief secretary requested all the administrative heads and heads of departments to actively consider maximum utilization of the benefits offered by the portal so that the value of the funds placed at their disposal is multiplied.
Envisaged by the Centre, GeM strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving technological challenges and stakeholder aspirations.
The GeM portal is currently used by almost all departments and organizations of the Central Government.
Organizations from 23 states and union territories UTs are already using GeM.
Deputy CEO GeM, Nirmal Kumar and business facilitator GeM, Raja were the resource persons at the launch programme.