News: A capacity building programme was conducted by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) on GeM.
About Government e-Marketplace (GeM)
- Launched in 2016, it is an e-marketplace for procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs.
- Aim: to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement.
- Directorate General of Supplies and Goods (DGS&D) with technical support of National eGovernance Division (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has developed GeM portal.
About GEM Samvaad
- It is a national outreach programme aimed at getting feedback from all the States and UTs regarding GeM
DGS&D: It is the central purchase organization of the Indian government, functioning under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.