AGULI 07-04-23: The Finance Minister of Tripura, Pranajit Singha Roy, announced that the Centre has declared Tripura as the best state in the Northeast region for the successful implementation of e-procurement. Singha Roy attributed the achievement to the state’s mandatory requirement of e-procurement for any government purchase or contract valued beyond Rs 25,000, which ensures transparency.
Pranajit Singha Roy further stated that the total value of payments made through e-procurement and Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portals increased from Rs 4,451 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 7,441 crore in 2021-22. As of December 2022, the figure stands at Rs 7,373 crore in the current fiscal year.
Yet another feather in Govt of Tripura’s cap!
— Pranajit Singha Roy (@Pranajitsinghar) April 5, 2023
The Finance Minister emphasized the importance of promoting digital payments in the government sector to maintain transparency. In Tripura, 80% of payments are currently made through digital platforms, and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has praised the state for its adoption of digital payment.
The successful implementation of e-procurement and promotion of digital payments in Tripura are significant steps towards transparency in government transactions, which can serve as a model for other states in the Northeast region.