Respected professional colleagues,
“Sacrifice is greater than love, character is greater than beauty, humanity is greater than wealth but nothing is greater than keeping relations alive”
I walk alone and barefooted on the hot, dry sand. The countless specks of the desolate desert dust are piercing through the lens of my hopeful eyes-turning them red with strained and injured veins.
The online portal launched for government purchases of goods and services would result in savings of Rs 40,000 crore annually for the exchequer. "Demand aggregation for most of the common use goods and services is estimated to result in annual savings to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore per annum. The ministry has launched a 'Government e-Marketplace' (GeM) with the aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is done by government ministries/ departments, PSUs and autonomous bodies. If pursued to its logical conclusion, GeM would eventually emerge as the national public procurement portal, keeping in tune with the global best practices. For procurements of higher value, it said the bidding facility on GeM is transparent and efficient, in comparison to e-procurement systems in vogue within the government sector.
This is my last epistle as I am leaving as the Chairman CIRC this month with a wealth of knowledge I will always treasure. Working here has been a fantastic learning experience and I am thankful for the skills I've acquired. I feel as if being here with you all each day has made me a more complete and well-rounded person. I've learned how to take direction, criticism, and compliments. These are three things I wasn't so great at taking before, and now I feel as though I can apply that in many different situations. I've come to realize that being a part of a team is a lot more than just sharing credit. A team effort takes compromise. When you are on a team you have to at times lead, follow, and more often than not, meet in the middle.Read More...