Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today reviewed the steps to promote Make in India products in the procurement process of Indian Railways. During the meeting, Mr Goyal urged to take measures to generate confidence in the industry of corruption free and transparent procurement environment on Indian Railways.
He emphasized to increase the participation of local vendors in the procurement process. Mr Goyal said, It was also decided that local content clauses in the procurement should be such that we get more bids from local vendors and suppliers. He said, this will give a boost to Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission.
Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a highly innovative idea in public procurement, across the globe. Mr Goyal stressed the need to do Railway goods and services procurements of approximately Rs 70,000 crores on GeM platform to open up the market to industry even at remote places and specially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Indian Railways, one of the largest procurement agencies of the government, is integrating its procurement systems with GeM to use its full potential.