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Delhi Government launches India’s first scheme for doorstep delivery of essential government services

Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government has launched scheme for doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services like caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections. It is fist home delivery scheme of various essential government services in the country. It will help to deal with corruption in delivery of essential government services and promote transparent governance.

Key Features of Scheme

Under this scheme, Delhi government will provide 40 services such as caste certificate, driving licence at doorstep of people in the first phase. Eventually, more services will be added to the list in later phases. These essential government services will be delivered by mobile sahayaks with fee of Rs 50.

For implementation of this scheme, Delhi government has intermediary agency which has set up call centres and hired mobile sahayaks (facilitators). For availing doorstep delivery of services, Delhi citizens need to call centralised number to set up home visit with mobile sahayak.

The mobile sahayak will be equipped with all necessary equipment such as biometric devices and camera. These sahayak will help user fill out application, pay fee and collect documents needed for service. Then completed certificate will then be posted to applicant.

For certificates that mandate visit to office concerned, such as test for driving licence, applicant will be required to personally visit to office after sahayak helps with initial application at home. This scheme will cover doorstep delivery of various certificates including caste, new water connection, income, driving licence, ration card, domicile, marriage registration, duplicate RC and change of address in RC, among others.

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Government launches National Mission on Government eMarketplace

Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched National Mission on Government eMarketplace (GeM) for increasing awareness and accelerating use of GeM by major central Ministries, State Governments and their agencies. GeM provides online, end to end solution for procurement of commonly used goods and services for all Central Government Departments and State Governments. Public Sector Units and affiliated bodies

National Mission on GeM

The mission aims to promote inclusiveness, transparency and efficiency in public procurement and achieve cashless, contactless and paperless transaction. This will help to increase overall efficiency and lead to cost saving on government expenditure in procurement.

It will cover all central government departments, states and public sector undertakings in mission mode. It will create awareness about GeM, train buyers and sellers, get them registered in GeM and increase procurement through GeM. It will also promote inclusiveness by empowering various categories of sellers and service providers such as MSMEs, start-ups, domestic manufacturers, women entrepreneurs, and Self-Help Groups.

It will also highlight value addition via transparency and efficiency in public procurement, including corruption-free governance in sync with Central Government’s objective of ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’.

Government eMarketplace (GeM)

It is an online marketplace to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government. The platform offers online, end to end solution for procurement of commonly used goods and services for all central government departments and state governments, public sector units and affiliated bodies. It aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement of goods and services and eliminate corruption.  It was launched in August 2018 and so far it has crossed Rs 10,800 crore in terms of value and 6.96 lakh in terms of volume of transactions. The GeM platform has more than 1.35 lakh sellers, offering 4.43 lakh products and around 26,500 organisations as buyers.

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