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GeM Adds Stitching and Tailoring Services for Women Entrepreneurs

Under this initiative, GeM will collaborate with USHA Silai School in developing stitching and tailoring service for Government buyers.
March 9, 2022
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The Government procurement portal, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has launched a new segment on its platform, Tailoring and Tailoring Services, in partnership with Usha International Limited through its Sewing School programme.

Speaking on the occasion, PK Singh, CEO GeM said that the social inclusion of women entrepreneurs in public procurement is a core value at GeM and this service will ensure forward market linkages for women entrepreneurs. Under this initiative, GeM will collaborate with Usha Silai School in developing stitching and tailoring service for Government buyers and facilitate the process for enlisting women associated with this programme.

The new service will open up new opportunities for Usha Silai Women and self-help groups in urban and rural areas to increase their income through sewing orders placed by women entrepreneurs in various ministries and government agencies.

What is Government e-Marketplace “GeM-Gem”?

E-portal GeM or Government e-Market Place is an online marketplace through which any person can connect and do business with the government sitting at home. After registration, the seller supplies according to the demand of government departments, as it happens in any market. To do this, one has to first contact the manufacturers and then the goods are supplied from there on demand. Any person who is doing the right production and making goods of the standard prescribed by the government can sell one’s goods on the GeM portal.

Know who can sell on the GeM portal?

Any seller who is selling the taxable and certified products can sell his product on the GeM portal. If you have a good to sell, then go to the portal and register yourself.

To register on GeM, one has to first create a user ID and password by visiting the official website of GeM. To create a User ID, you need to enter your Aadhar or PAN card, mobile number and email ID. After creating the User ID, log in to GeM and enter the details like office address, bank account, experience, etc., on your profile.

Now, if any department of the Government of India floats a tender to buy that item, then you will be informed about it. You can then bid for this tender.