E-procurement: Centre declares Tripura as best state in NE
Finance Minister Pranajit Singha Roy has said the Centre has named Tripura as the best state in the North-East region for for successful implementation of e-procurement.
To maintain transparency, the state has made it mandatory to go for e-procurement if the value of any government purchase or contract goes beyond Rs 25,000, the Minister was quoted as saying by East Mojo.
“Impressed by the success in the e-procurement system, the Finance Ministry in association with the Ministry of Electronics and IT gave the best award among the northeastern states at a programme in Delhi, ” Singha Roy said at a press conference as quoted by the news portal.
The total value of payments made through e-procurement and Government eMarketplace (GeM) portals increased from Rs 4,451 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 7441 crore in 2021-22, he said adding that the figure is Rs 7,373 crore till December in 2022-23 fiscal.
Yet another feather in Govt of Tripura’s cap!— Pranajit Singha Roy (@Pranajitsinghar) April 5, 2023
Tripura has been awarded "Best Performance Award on Electronic Procurement in the category of NE state" by the @FinMinIndia & @GoI_MeitY
Hassle-free, transparent system, increased tax.@narendramodi @DrManikSaha2 pic.twitter.com/mITjyIH4lP
Singha Roy said digital payment is being promoted in the government sector to maintain transparency.
“As of now, 80 per cent of payments are made through digital platforms (in Tripura). The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has praised the state for embracing digital payment”, he said.