DGS&D ALSO TO FIX CONTRACT RATES FOR SERVICES

DGS&D ALSO TO FIX CONTRACT RATES FOR SERVICES

DGS&D ALSO TO FIX CONTRACT RATES FOR SERVICES

 

No.PR-216
March 18, 2015
New Delhi
 

DGS&D ALSO TO FIX CONTRACT RATES FOR SERVICES
 

Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D) Mr. Siddharth on Wednesday said that his department was exploring the possibilities to fix contract rates for services especially those of software services and added that the practice of L1 category would continue in the government tendering processes.
 

Addressing the Managing Committee Meeting of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Siddharth, however, clarified that the DGS&D would not settle contract rates for services that are outsourced by the government since there are no standards fixed for them.
 

“There are standards setups by the government for the software services and therefore, it falls under the mandate of the DGS&D to fix contract rates and that is why the department has begun to explore possibilities for fixing contract rates for such services.   On the issue of L1, the practice would continue as long as Central Vigilance Department exists”, categorically said Mr. Siddharth.
 

He also informed that the government has dropped the idea of scraping the DGS&D because of technical reasons as fixing contract rates was a specialized job for which the DGS&D had only the expertise and no any other department owned such expertise.
 

The proposal for abolishing the DGS&D was recently referred to the Committee of Secretaries (COS) which turned it down on the ground that such a department was essential for effecting government’s purchases in a rational and competitive manner and thus the department would stay put, he indicated.
 

On the reforms of DGS&D, Mr. Siddharth said that the department was rationalizing and liberalizing the registration process so that the participation of large number of entities could be evolved in the tendering process as all the registration processes have already been made online and where ever registration was called for, it would be done away with.
 

The President of PHD Chamber Mr. Alok B. Shriram presided over the Managing Committee Meeting in which the Sr. Vice President and Immediate former President including the Secretary General of the Chamber Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Mr. Sharad Jaipuria and Mr. Saurabh Sanyal were also present.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)