Railways buys bigger than 98% of its items and companies and products in India and provocative this protect to the GeM platform in the next “doubtlessly 8-12 months” will serve in making procurement job extra clear, says Mr. Goyal
Indian Railways is committed to combine with the government e-marketplace (GeM) portal to rush all its procurement to the platform, Union Minister Piyush Goyal acknowledged on Sunday.
The railways’ train procurement of items for its operations or its public sector undertakings or production items stood at about ₹70,000 crore-₹75,000 crore, the Commerce and Industry and Railways Minister acknowledged.
“I’m overjoyed to allotment that GeM and Indian Railways are burning the center of the night time oil, working day and night time to be sure this entire ₹70,000 crore procurement on the GeM platform,” Mr. Goyal acknowledged at the GeM-CII Nationwide Public Procurement Conclave 2020.
“Our dangle perception is that it could perchance maybe presumably presumably set up railways now not less than 10%-15% and that on the total is a saving of as high as ₹10,000 crore,” he added.
Railways buys bigger than 98% of its items and companies and products in India and provocative this protect to the GeM platform in the next “doubtlessly 8-12 months” will serve in making procurement job extra clear, seamless, efficient and quicker, Mr. Goyal acknowledged.
“The railways has committed itself solely to combine with GeM and rush all procurement there (GeM)…Factor in we can set up 1000s and 1000s of man hours of procurement time.
“The quantity of elaborate tendering, classified ads, bids, bids opening, reverse public sale, all of that change into so seamless that our digital gadget of the railways will flag the requirement on the GeM portal, and it could perchance maybe presumably presumably be readily available for the total world to gaze and an increasing vogue of oldsters would perchance be enticed to register on GeM as suppliers,” Mr. Goyal acknowledged.
He added that if any provider or provider gives injurious quality items, it could perchance maybe presumably presumably be shadowy listed now not simplest on GeM, but at some stage in the government gadget.
“We’ll be in a position to amass sure the total govt gadget would now not entertain that company anymore,” he acknowledged, including that at a later stage, GeM will rush from items and companies and products to contracts.
The Minister acknowledged the government’s public procurement could presumably presumably be in the vary of $100-150 billion (about ₹7.5 lakh crore-₹11.25 lakh crore), and presumably extra if one combines the total PSUs, Deliver govt and native bodies.
He acknowledged GeM should always smooth play a feature in publicising all those products which should always now not made in India, but are required in India in a monumental procedure so that “we are in a position to help” entrepreneurs to devise to amass those products in India, as is being carried out by railways.
He acknowledged railways has identified the products that are imported and is working by procedure of RDSO (Analysis Assemble and Standards Organisation) to amass fresh distributors for those products.
“We dangle taken sure recreation changing reform measures in railway provider registration additionally. Selection of products dangle been moved out of provider registration.
“So mostly safety items are being kept for provider registration…In case it’s doubtless you’ll maybe presumably presumably presumably additionally very effectively be registered in anyone organisation, it’s doubtless you’ll maybe presumably presumably presumably additionally very effectively be deemed to be registered at some stage in the railways,” he acknowledged.
He acknowledged the preference of products that need RDSO approval dangle been diminished from 660 to about 400, and “now we are inspecting these 400 to decrease it additional“.
He acknowledged railways’ items sheds are being upgraded and all non-public sidings are being given fleshy permission to convert to a public siding to dangle as many users as they need without restrictions and “it could perchance maybe presumably presumably be notified in the next couple of days” and there would perchance be no extra charge for converting to public siding.
Sidings are constructed to receive rid of handling of items at stations and facilitate native haulage between the feature of production/consumption and railway feature.
Mr. Goyal acknowledged freight trains will now dangle a timetable, and “it’s doubtless you’ll maybe presumably presumably presumably additionally receive items provocative from we could presumably presumably convey Mumbai to North East in 2-2.5 days when put next to 7 days earlier. That roughly transformation, we can decide to our customers”.
“At some stage later, I rush to dangle committed timelines initiating with a money aid, whereas you manufacture now not ship on time, barely like Domino’s pizza. We dangle parcel trains operating on several routes all over the nation and I would aid folks to make spend of our parcel trains,” he added.
The Commerce Ministry launched GeM for public procurement in August 2016 with the arrangement of making an initiate and clear procurement platform for the government.