Government e-marketplace (GeM), the Commerce & Industry Ministry's online platform for public procurement, and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) have got together to fight corruption in procurement including cartelisation.
"Both CCI and GeM appreciate the importance of advanced analytical tools and processes for identification of malpractices like cartelisation. In order to pool their knowledge of the public procurement domain for detection of anti-competitive practices the MoU has been signed," according to an official release circulated by the Commerce Ministry on Friday.
GeM CEO S Radha Chauhan and CCI Chairperson, A.K. Gupta signed the MoU. GeM has used technology to remove entry barriers for bonafide sellers and has created a vibrant e-marketplace with a wide range of goods and services, the release added.