The State of Tripura has been awarded for the best performance among North Eastern States in implementation of e-Procurement at a National Workshop on e-Procurement organized by the Union Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology last March 27, 2023 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Finance Minister Pranajit Singha Roy informed this in a press conference organized at the secretariat’s press conference hall yesterday.
He informed that the state has been awarded by the Central Government in recognition of this remarkable work in various departments of the State Government in the last 5 years, In this case, the state is rewarded for completing the work within a specified time under Power Department’s Saubhagya Yojana. The state has also bagged the title of best performer in agriculture; panchayat self-empowerment. The Finance Minister said that various government departments are working transparently through e-procurement in the state. In this regard, he thanked the officials of the department starting from the secretary of the finance department.
At the same time he thanked the Chief Minister of the state Professor (Dr) Manik Saha and former Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma
In the press conference, the Finance Minister said that the state government has emphasized on transparency in administration. As part of that initiative, under “Delegation of Financial Rules of Tripura” the state government has made e-procurement mandatory for the purchase of goods and services above 25 thousand rupees.
Highlighting the benefits of e-procurement, he said, e-procurement brings transparency in government sales and there is no opportunity for vendors to form alliances. E-procurement system helps small and medium industrialists in procurement Vendors of government goods and services have no scope for tax evasion. All information of the bidders is kept confidential so that the actual bid can be determined. Vendors from any part of the country can participate in the e-procurement system besides reducing the cost of the government The Finance Minister presented the number of tenders and orders through e-procurement and GEM and the amount of money involved in the last three fiscal years 2020-21 to 2022-23. He said that 9815 tenders have been made through e-procurement portal in the financial year 2022-23.
The amount of money was 7271 crores rupees. Also, 3095 orders have been placed through GEM as of December 2022 for FY 2022-23 The amount of money was 102 crore rupees. The total value of bidding and tendering through e-procurement and GEM in FY 2022-23 is 7373 crore rupees