AP Makes E-Procurement Mandatory

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The Andhra Pradesh government has made e-procurement mandatory for all government departments and public sector organisations in the State.

E-procurement is mandatory on the part of all government departments and public sector organisations in their purchases and auctions.

E-procurement brings transparency and reduces the cost of operation of government departments.

Suppliers and bidders in government departments should submit all tenders through the e-procurement portal, besides making the payments online.

In the last financial year, the AP State government departments conducted 43,055 transactions to the tune of ₹17,247 crore via e-procurement.

IT department is preparing to launch an advanced version of ‘Mee Seva’ app to provide all government services through telephone.

The application at present provides about 300 services which would be soon made available via phone.

Payments under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and all social security pensions would be made through ‘e-Pragati’ soon.

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