MOU Signing Ceremony between GEM and ELCINA Strengthens Collaboration for Domestic Electronic Product Businesses

MOU Signing Ceremony

[New Delhi, 8th July 2023] – The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) have successfully held the official signing ceremony of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), marking a significant milestone in fostering a conducive environment for domestic electronic product businesses and opening opportunities in government-associated projects and departmental purchases. This partnership between GeM and ELCINA demonstrates a strong dedication to creating an enabling environment for electronic procurement, benefiting both businesses and the overall economy.

GeM has revolutionized public procurement in India, particularly in the electronics sector. By establishing a single online platform for procurement, GeM has simplified the process, reduced paperwork, and increased transparency and competition. This has allowed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the electronics industry to participate in government tenders and secure contracts, promoting entrepreneurship and job creation. GeM, recognized as the nodal agency for enhancing efficiency, transparency, and speed in public procurement, will closely collaborate with ELCINA to strengthen the electronics ecosystem.

The electronics industry plays a pivotal role in the nation’s growth and development, contributing significantly to job creation, innovation, and economic progress. GeM and ELCINA’s commitment to enhancing efficiency, transparency, and speed in public procurement aligns seamlessly with the goals of the electronics ecosystem. Through close collaboration, ELCINA aims to streamline procurement processes, promote fair competition, and drive sustainable growth in the industry.

Esteemed members and representatives from ELCINA and GeM, along with prominent industry CEOs, attended the signing ceremony, symbolizing a commitment to collaboration, mutual support, and shared goals in promoting domestic electronic products. The MOU between GeM and ELCINA will serve as a vital medium for bolstering security and fostering a self-reliant India (ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT) with a focus on cybersecurity, providing Indian departments access to high-quality products manufactured within the country.

Shri. Prakash Mirani, Addl. CEO of GeM, welcomed all the esteemed members of ELCINA and emphasized the benefits of the MOU to the association members. He further added that it will enhance business opportunities for the industry and will provide an opportunity to GeM to have regular feedbacks from industry. This feedback will result in the improvement of category specifications as well as the overall process, leading to inclusivity, ease of doing business, and transparency in public procurement. Additionally, he highlighted various steps being taken to help MSEs, particularly regarding timely payment by buyers to sellers for procurements made through GeM which will be a game changer in the upcoming time and improve the perception about public procurement.

During the ceremony, Shri. Sanjay Agarwal, President of ELCINA, emphasized that the collaboration between GeM and ELCINA is poised to make a significant impact on the Indian electronic industry. He highlighted several key benefits that this partnership brings, including the promotion of self-reliance, access to quality domestic products, revolutionized procurement processes, and the fostering of transparency and competition.

By working together, GeM and ELCINA aim to enhance self-reliance in the Indian electronic industry. This collaboration will encourage the use of domestically manufactured electronic products, empowering industry, and contributing to the country’s overall economic growth and development.”

Shri. S. K Jain, Deputy CEO of GeM, spoke about the transformative role of GeM in public procurement in India, especially in the electronics sector. He emphasized that GeM has revolutionized the procurement process by introducing transparency and competition, which has had a positive effect on the electronics industry.

Mr. Sanjeev Sehgal, CEO of Sparsh CCTV, expressed, “The collaboration between GeM and ELCINA has a shared vision of bolstering self-reliance in the Indian electronic industry. This strategic alliance strives to foster the adoption of domestically manufactured electronic products and development of the country.”

Mr. M A Johar, President of CP Plus, expressed his belief that the partnership between GeM and ELCINA will foster a conducive environment and unlock numerous opportunities for businesses in government-associated projects and departmental purchases.

Mr. Mitesh Lokwani, Chairman of ELCINA’s IT PRODUCTS SIG, expressed his pride in signing the MOU between ELCINA and GeM. He emphasized that the Government e-Marketplace is facilitating the procurement of various materials for government, semi-government, defense, education, and other departments in India within a 15 to 30-day timeframe. He also emphasized that the procurement process is transparent and offers reasonable prices, ensuring a fair and efficient system.

Shri. Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, ELCINA highlighted that the MoU between GEM and ELCINA will serve as a crucial channel for promoting self-reliance (ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT) by providing a fair opportunity access to high-quality products from the domestic electronic industry.

The partnership between GeM and ELCINA is expected to streamline business processes for domestic electronic product manufacturers, enabling them to leverage opportunities within the government sector. It will enhance access to government procurement processes, promoting transparency, efficiency, and fair competition.

ELCINA extends its appreciation to all attendees and stakeholders who contributed to the success of this event. The organization remains committed to its mission of creating an enabling ecosystem and supporting the growth of domestic electronic product businesses in India.

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