SME Times News Bureau | 06 Sep, 2018
Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh
Prabhu on Wednesday launched the launch of National Mission on Government
eMarketplace (GeM) and said it will promote all sections of entrepreneurs,
including MSMEs and start-ups.
Launching the National Mission on GeM, Prabhu
said aim of this mission is to promote inclusiveness by empowering various
categories of sellers and service providers such as MSMEs, start-ups, domestic
manufacturers, women entrepreneurs, and Self-Help Groups.
He further stated that during this mission
efforts will be made to bring more self-help groups, artisans and start-ups on
Government eMarketplace is the national
public procurement portal offering an online, end-to-end, solution for
procurement of common use goods and services by government departments.
Under the mission, the Central and State
Governments along with Banks and PSUs willundertake the national drive from6th
September to 17th October 2018by organising workshops,
roadshow,trainings, events and other information, education and communication
activities, including buyer and seller registration.
The Minister added that in the next 3 years
transactions on GeM will reach USD 100 billion.
The GeM portal has nearly 27 thousand buyer
organisations registered and about 1.37 lakh sellers and service providers
offering more than 4.65 lakh products and services for online purchase and
contributes to approximately 20-25% average overall savings to the Government.
The mission also aims to give a boost to cashless,
contactless, paperless transactions in line with Digital India objectives.