Government e Marketplace (GeM) today organised a, Sellar Samvad at Chandigarh in collaboration with Press Information Bureau Chandigarh. Seller Samvad’ was conducted with the aim to interact with the GeM sellers and to make them aware about the new GeM features and functionalities that further make it conducive for them to operate on the portal. Through the Samvad, it is also planned to have these sellers speak about their experiences and share the same with others to learn from and get inspired.
The Sellar Samvad at Chandigarh was attended by 15 sellers from across the state of Punjab. GeM Director(Category Management) Shri Vineet Bansal had an interaction with the sellers and offered solutions to their problems related to portal. Shri Punit Kumar , Business Facilitator (Punjab & Himachal Pradesh) and Shri Naveen Joshi , Business Facilitator (Haryana, Chandigarh and J&K) also interacted with the participating sellers and media. GeM received an overall positive and encouraging response for the services through its e-portal. Additional Director General (Region) Shri Rajinder Chaudhry also highlighted the role of GeM in facilitating the online marketing for government and also for promoting the locally sourced items sold through GeM. He expressed confidence that having such direct interaction between GeM Authortities and Sellers will help in settling their grievances and quick actions on their suggestions.
Some of the sellers also spoke their personal experiences of selling through GeM .They expressed their happiness at getting the opportunity of transacting for government business in a transparent and efficient manner.
The Additional Director General (Region) Shri Rajinder Chaudhry interacting with the sellers and the media during Sellar Samwad in Chandigarh.
GeM Director(Category Management) Shri Vineet Bansal interacting with the sellers during the interactive session . Shri Punit Kumar , Business Facilitator (Punjab & Himachal Pradesh) and Shri Naveen Joshi , Business Facilitator (Haryana, Chandigarh and J&K) are also seen.
GeM was launched on August 9, 2016, as part of the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. GeM is known for redefining public procurement and has been able to bring about radical changes in the way procurement was done by Government buyers and public sector undertakings. GeM is contactless, paperless, and cashless and stands on three pillars viz. efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity.
GeM has surpassed the milestone of INR 1 Lakh Crore of procurement value, in a single fiscal year in FY 21-22. Cumulatively, GeM has facilitated over 1 Crore transactions valued at over INR 3.02 Lakh Crore. This has only been possible with the support of all stakeholders including buyers and sellers across the country.
The buyer base of GeM comprises all Central and State Government departments, Cooperative societies, and public sector undertakings, women entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups, and MSME sellers from all over the country. It is worth mentioning that 62 thousand registered Government buyers and 50.90 lakh sellers and service providers speak for the size and scale of GeM operations. Currently, there are about 300 service categories and over 10000+ product categories available on GeM.