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’’ says George Joseph, will hit the screens worldwide on April 29. are met by Russia. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,full transparency in public procurement and contracts? After her interventionthe government decided to set up a group of ministers (GoM) under Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to consider various systemic changes to tackle corruption As part of this exercisethe GoM appointed an 11-member committeeheaded by former Chairman of Competition CommissionVK Dhallto recommend how the current public procurement system can be overhauled and made as corruption-proof as possible The committee has come out with a voluminous 180-page report with many interesting recommendationsincluding one to evolve a comprehensive public procurement law which legally binds the government to follow certain established and transparent procedures while procuring billions of dollars worth of equipment and services A proposed law would at once do away with the element of bureaucratic/ political discretion in handing out contracts Private suppliers can also take the government to court if the law is violated in any manner Howeverit is not clear whether these recommendations will ever see the light of day because much of the procurement-intensive bureaucracy is already resisting any drastic change to the present system which is decidedly opaque and non-transparent More pertinentlythe ministries of railways and defencewith very high annual procurement programmeshave declared that the present system is adequate in their respective contexts Representatives of railways and defence on the committee have also appended dissent notes to explain why the new system of public procurement does not necessarily suit their needs Another exasperated member has given a dissent note saying the very purpose of evolving an alternative public procurement system gets defeated if representatives of government departmentswith high levels of annual procurementare kept on such committees There is an obvious conflict of interest as no one will admit to his or her departments non-transparent methods To understand the opaqueness of procurement policy it might be instructive to go into the functioning of the railways The committee report clearly says the railways procurement system is violative of the General Financial Rules (GFR)an internal set of guidelines laid down by the finance ministry which all departments have to follow at present The committee envisages the GFR will eventually be dovetailed as rules and procedures into the Public Procurement Act to be passed by Parliament Broadlythe GFR lays down rules of open and competitive bidding process to help get the best deal for the governments bulk purchases The railwayswhich do about Rs 20000 crore worth of procurement annuallyput only about 5 per cent of its total purchases under an open bidding system Nearly 95 per cent of purchases are done under what is called a pre-registered vendors system Not being registered acts as an entry barrier because it takes from 300 to 530 days to register as a vendor The Central Vigilance Commissioner has described the railways as its biggest client in terms of the number of complaints received against their procurement system So 95 per cent of railway procurement is from pre-registered vendorsa sort of government induced cartel of vendors The committee has said this violates the spirit of GFR which seeks open bidding allowing new vendor participation Of coursein his dissent notethe railways representative on the committee has justified the pre-registered vendor system as one based on the Railways Reforms Committee 1983 set up by Parliament which had mandated that a proper rating system of vendors be evolved based on quality and contract performance The railways have argued this is essential because safety issues prohibit them from experimenting with new vendors whose track record is not established This seems like a specious argument because much of technology in the rail sector is fairly commoditised and the track record of equipment performance is globally well established these days The ministry of defence has probably the largest procurement programme In 2011-12 aloneequipment procurement is of the order of about Rs 70000 crore This is expected to grow at an annual rate of 18 per centwhich means procurement will touch about Rs 140000 crore a year by 2017 Mind youannual capital purchases by the defence ministry was less than Rs 13000 crore in 2002 The sheer scale of increase in defence purchases might dictate that new institutional systems be created to deal with the enormity of the task Howeverthe ministry of defence is also resisting change The dissent note by the defence ministry representative to the Dhall Committee says competitive bidding process is not feasible as a significant amount of defence procurementboth in India and abroadis a single-source procurement This is inherent in defence procurement because of high design and development costslumpy capital investmentslong gestation lags and uncertainty of flow orders. She didn’t expect appreciation from so many people as well as box office success from just one film. she featured in crime thriller Shaitan and went on to do films like Sooper Se Ooper and Jal. Two of the commercial sites in Sector 69 fetched Rs 16. The couple had brief split after the 23-year-old actress cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders last year. According to the company.

who buy them thinking their diseases would be cured.s facile 3-0 win over PJ Hindu Gymkhana in the final of the Matunga Gymkhana-MCD Annual Inter-Office Table Tennis League,583 crore and 7.

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