Uttar Pradesh: Must for departments to purchase 25% from MSMEs via GEM portal

Uttar Pradesh: Must for departments to purchase 25% from MSMEs via GEM portal

The Uttar Pradesh government has now made it compulsory for all departments to make 25% of their annual purchases from MSMEs. These purchases will have to be made from from the GeM portal.

Additional Chief Secretary MSME, Navneet Sehgal issued an order on Friday which stated that it will now be compulsory for such purchases to made via the GeM portal.

Referring to the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017 and two subsequent orders by the Government of India dated June 4,2020 and July 23,2020, Sehgal said that as per the UP Micro and Small Industry Purchase Policy, Implemented on March 19, 2020, all departments and their subsidiary departments, boards, committees etc have to spend 25% of their annual purchase budget to procure from MSME units and to give a 15% price preference to MSME units from the state.

�The steps were taken to ensure business for MSME units, promote small and micro units in the state and thereby generate employment� said an official, adding that these purchases would now be made through the government portal for greater transparency.