Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has brought in certain changes to promote ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
- It is now mandatory for sellers to enter the Country of Origin while registering all new products on GeM.
- Sellers, who had already uploaded their products before the introduction of this new feature on GeM, have to regularly update the Country of Origin.
- There shall be a provision for indication of the percentage of local content in products.
- ‘Make in India’ filter has now been enabled on the portal. Buyers can choose to buy only those products that meet the minimum 50% local content criteria.
Government e-Marketplace (GeM):
GeM is a one-stop National Public Procurement Portal to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Central and State Government Departments / Organizations /Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).