is the process wherein the physical tendering activity is carried out online using the Internet and associated technologies. e-Procurement enables the user to introduce ease and efficiency of operations without compromising on the required procurement policies and procedures of the organization.
Through e-Procurement the Government expects to increase transparency and efficiency in public procurement, it is also estimated that e-Procurement will bring about savings worth approximately 15-20% annually. At this juncture, the Government is taking efforts to consolidate the existing e-Procurement solutions and implement an end-to-end e-Procurement solution across all agencies in the State. The Government seeks to involve a private partner in implementation of the end-to-end e-Procurement solution.
The Government of India has enacted “The Right to Information Act 2005” to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of any public authority.
The right to information includes an access to the information which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to inspect work, documents, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents/records and certified samples of the materials and obtaining information which is also stored in electronic form.