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‘GeM Seller Samvad’ held in Guwahati – sellers share their experience and journey with GeM platform

ByNE India Broadcast

Sep 27, 2022

To create awareness about the functionality of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) among the sellers, entrepreneurs and media, an event titled ‘GeM Seller Samvad’ was held in PWD Convention Centre, Guwahati on Monday. The Governmente-Marketplace(GeM)in collaboration with the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Guwahati organized the event. The GeM Seller Samvad aimed at having an interactive session with the stakeholders to get their feedbacks and suggestions to further improve the service delivery of the digital platform.                  

In her welcome address, Smt Pavni Gupta, Deputy Director, PIB spoke about the importance and benefits of a unified market under this platform. Highlighting the background of GeM she said that since its launch in 2017, the platform has grown manifold with the gross merchandise value (GMV) crossing Rs One lakh crore in financial year 2021-22 alone. This has been possible only because of the participation of all the sellers that are present on the GeM platform. Smt Gupta also added that GeM primarily functions on three pillars which are inclusivity, transparency and efficiency. A significant numbers of sellers like MSMEs, startups, women entrepreneurs etc. are getting direct platform through GeM where they can sell to the government, she added.

Shri Shreshth Vats, AVP-Services, in his speech said that this Seller Samvad has been planned to interact with the GeM sellers in particular and make them aware about the new GeM features and functionalities. In the last five years GeM has become one of the top three portals in the world for Government procurement and in the coming three to five years GeM is aiming to become number one in the world. Shri Vats said that a large number of buyers and sellers are now connected with the GeM and it is important to sensitize people and improve its service delivery further.

During an interactive session, the sellers shared their experiences about the GeM platform. Here are a few testimonials:

“I have been registered with GeM since 2017 and 80% of our business comes from this. GeM has helped me to expand my business to different states in the country. My company is doing good business not only in northeast but in the entire country with a good response from customers.”

Vikash Agarwal, Hitech Solutions

“My company is associated with GeM from the very beginning. I am supplying products to various organizations in entire northeast through GeM. This year alone I have received thousands of orders through this platform”.

Barna Das, Diodes and Semiconductors

Mr. Sanjeev Adhikari, Additional Business Facilitator, Assam & NE, GeM gave a presentation about the new features of GeM which will enhance the seller experience on GeM.

Smt Smita Saikia, Media and Communication Officer, PIB, Guwahati moderated the event.

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