The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has withdrawn all its previous guidelines on public procurement procedures after the Centre issued contemporary manuals on it, officers stated on Wednesday.
The transfer is geared toward having a single authoritative supply of reference as procurement executives had complained of issues over the presence of guidelines by a number of organisations on this regard, they stated citing an official communique.
The CVC has been issuing varied guidelines on public procurement every so often, and thus far, 72 circulars containing issue-specific guidelines had been issued, it stated.
Apart from the guidelines issued by CVC, the Department of Expenditure (DoE), Government of India, has additionally been issuing guidelines on public procurement, together with manuals on procurement of products, works and consultancy and different companies, the discover issued by the probity watchdog stated.
On different events, varied different organisations such as NITI Aayog and the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade have additionally issued guidelines on public procurement, it stated.
“CVC after deliberations with DoE and throughout the organisations has come to the logical conclusion that it could solely be applicable if public procurement guidelines are issued from D/o Expenditure,” the discover stated.
Due to a number of organisations issuing guidelines, procurement executives had been going through issues in having a single authoritative supply of reference, it stated.
The DoE in collaboration with CVC has now up to date “manual on procurement of products”, “manual on procurement of works” and “manual on procurement of consultancy & different companies”, whereby all of the CVC guidelines on public procurement have been merged, the discover stated.
These up to date manuals of DoE have been uploaded on the anti-corruption watchdog’s web site and “all the sooner guidelines of CVC on public procurement have been withdrawn,” it stated.
“There have been issues raised by many stakeholders over the presence of a number of guidelines by totally different organisations for procurement of products and companies. The new manuals will test them and add to the federal government’s efforts in guaranteeing ease of enterprise,” a authorities official stated, requesting anonymity.
Central authorities organisations procure items and companies price hundreds of crores yearly. A devoted portal – Government e-marketplace or GeM – has additionally been arrange to make sure transparency and effectivity in procurement.
These three up to date manuals had been launched by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba within the workplace of Central Vigilance Commission on July 1, 2022, within the presence of central vigilance commissioner and finance secretary, it stated.
Secretaries of assorted ministries/departments, heads of public sector undertakings/public sector banks, officers of CVC, officers of DoE and so on. had been additionally current, the undated discover stated.
All the organisations have been requested to replace/align their procurement guidelines/manuals in step with these manuals of the DoE and add them on their web site on the earliest for simple entry of their officers and different stakeholders, it added.
(Only the headline and movie of this report could have been reworked by the Business Standard workers; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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