SME Times News Bureau | 13 Dec, 2018
The Government e-Market (GeM) and Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) are in the process of developing a PoC
(Proof of Concept) corner for start-ups and will soon be able to onboard
start-ups on the GeM platform, said an official press release on Thursday.
This will be a launch pad for start-ups in the
country to access government market and give them a chance to sell on the GeM
platform, it added.
Government users will be able to try out the
innovative products and services offered by start-ups on a trial basis and give
feedback, it said.
As start-up products and services are innovative,
and cannot be compared with similar products and services, a buyer may use them
for three months and thereafter they certify that the product is useful and the
price is reasonable.
Based on this user certification the product or
service will be listed on GeM.
GeM is also working in a mission mode to onboard
maximum number of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
This is GeM’s initiative for the MSME support and
outreach programme which is running for 100 days covering 100 districts. This
programme was launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in November 2018 as a
national mission to support MSMEs.
GeM is part of this mission in 77 districts of the
country and at half way of the 100-day mission, 26% of vendors on GeM are from
the MSME sector and 781 registrations of MSMEs have been completed on the GeM
Of the 1 lakh crore CPSE procurement being
done by the 170 CPSEs that are procuring their requirements through GeM 25% is