PM Narendra Modi has been surprising the citizens by introducing some important radical changes at a flank speed. After the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 old notes, PM now plans to build Online marketplace for government purchases that would be quite like the “Amazonian market platforms” and is deemed to account for $2 trillion.
Online marketplace for government purchases to be build soon to alleviate red-tapism
PM Narendra Modi has long been promoting digitisation in India first with his demonetisation move in a bid to make a shift to a cashless economy and now by putting up all the government purchases on an online marketplace.
“This provides India with an opportunity for transformation. The transparency and competitiveness it has brought is very encouraging and so far we’ve seen that the government’s savings are at least 10 percent on every transaction“, said Rita Teaotia, Bureaucrat Commerce Ministry of India.
The additional Director at National e-governance division Vishal Singh said that this move will greatly help in boosting up trade in the economy when the portal becomes fully operational. The online marketplace meant for government purchases is supposed to help curb red-tapism and corruption in India and will bring transparency into the system.
Interface would be like other e-market portals
The interface of the portal would be a lot like the other e-markets such as Amazon, Flipkart etc. It would make the process of managing the government purchases a lot easier than before. However, training the manpower would be a task since most of the population is still not acquainted with the use of internet and computer as in the remote areas of the country.