3-day training programme on e-procurement inaugurated
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 13: Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, K. B. Aggarwal today said that implementation of Generic e-Procurement System (GePNIC) will facilitate Government departments to bring in more transparency and efficiency in the entire procurement process.
Aggarwal was addressing officers of PWD and Power Development Department, after inaugurating a 3-day Generic e-Procurement System training programme at SKICC today. The programme was organized by National Informatics Centre New Delhi in collaboration with Information Technology department, J&K State.
Stressing for introducing the System in letter and spirit, Aggarwal said that application brings in better accountability, increases authenticity, confidentiality and would also enhance availability during the procurement activities. He said GePNIC can easily be adopted for all kinds of procurement namely works, goods and services in the government offices. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed for e-tendering and e-procurement by various government departments to ensure transparency and eradicate chances of misappropriation.
Earlier, Development Commissioner, Power Manzoor Ahmad Salroo welcomed the chief guest and the participants.
The function was among others attended by State Informatics Officer J&K Government, Abhay Kumar, senior Technical Director NIC Chennai, M. Manivaran, Technical Director NIC, J&K Government, Jaskaran Singh Modi and Principal System Analyst Nihar Ranjan Biswal. The programme was coordinated by Deputy Secretary PDD Majid Draboo under the guidance of Commissioner Secretary PDD Basharat Ahmad Dhar.
In his address Jaskaran Singh Modi said that Generic e-Procurement System has already been introduced in various states of the country including J&K State and PMGSY has been chosen as a pilot project. He said that the system will be introduced in PDD by October 15 and other departments like PHE, Irrigation, Health, NRHM, School Education, SSA, RMSA, H&UD, JNURM, Agriculture, Horticulture, SIDCO and SICOP on first January next year.
Modi hoped that the training programme inaugurated today will surely make officers of J&K Government aware about the benefits of Generic e-procurement System so that its implementation will bring efficiency in the functioning of government departments.
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