Government e-Marketplace (GeM) commemorates the success of “SWAYATT”

A function was held to commemorate the success of “SWAYATT”, an initiative to promote Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government eMarketplace (GeM) in New Delhi. Smt. Radha S Chauhan, Secretary, Ministry of Personnel and Training lauded the efforts of the GeM in ramping up the presence of the under served seller groups such as MSEs, women, Divyangjan and tribal entrepreneurs, Startups, self-help groups, artisan and weavers etc. and giving them direct access to the Government Procurement. She also noted that the journey of GeM order book from Rs. 422 lakh crore in 2016-17 to the current Rs.1.70 lakh crore (upto february, 2023) has been nothing short of a miracle and could not have been possible without the untiring efforts of the entire team at GeM.

The initiative to promote “Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions” (SWAYATT) on GeM was first launched in February 2019. The intent of SWAYATT 2019 was to promote inclusiveness of various categories of sellers and service providers on the portal, by taking proactive steps to facilitate their training and registrations of such specific category of manufacturers and sellers, develop women entrepreneurship and encourage participation of MSME sector and Start-ups in public procurement.

Government e Marketplace (GeM) – GeM is a Section 8 company setup under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, for procurement of goods and services by Central Ministries, State Departments, PSEs and Autonomous Bodies. Social inclusion is a core value at GeM and we are focused on increasing participation from under-served sellers who face challenges in public procurement