Panaji: – October 04, 2018  ..Power Minister, Shri Nilesh Cabral inaugurated the workshop on Government e-marketplace (GeM) – a national portal, an initiative of Department of Commerce, Government of India to make the public procurement transparent and simpler for registered buyers and sellers at EDC, Panaji today.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Cabral said the sellers through the use of this portal will earn 100 percent profit on their product as no commission or extra charge will be levied by the Government. Buyers will also get product at the appropriate price and will be benefited with this portal.

Shri Cabral felt that we have to be competitive as the modern generation has less human contact with every passing day. Everything is being purchased online today. The mode of transition is changing rapidly in today’s world of Commerce. This portal is a welcome step as Government of India has provided an opportunity for all sellers and buyers to be on board he said.

 With this portal, Shri Cabral said sellers will be recognised all over India. Government has realised that more transparent you are the Government becomes more people friendly.  This portal will provide potential tapping to sell products. All should take this opportunity in right steps, he said and hoped that some new big entrepreneurs generates from this concept.

Finance Secretary, Shri Daulat Hawaldar while expressing his views said, this new initiative of Government of India has its own advantages. This portal will provide cashless, paperless and contactless service he remarked.

Deputy CEO, GeM, Smt Manju Sharma while giving details about the portal said, the portal is a transparent, fast and efficient system. Envisaged by the Government of India, 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 organisations of the Central Government.

Director, Department of Industries Trade and Commerce, Shri V P Dangui; Managing Director, EDC, Shri K V Ballikar; Additional Secretary, Finance, Shri Micheal D’souza were among the prominent persons present on the occasion.

Managing Director, Goa Handicrafts, Shri Rajendra Satardekar welcomed. General Manager, EDC, Shri Carlos D’souza compered the programme.


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