Two day specialized training programmes titled “GENERAL FINANCIAL RULES (GFR) 2017” and “GOVERNMENT E-MARKETPLACE (GEM)" were held at IIT Jodhpur in hybrid mode from 10th – 11th June, 2023 (GFR) and 17th – 18th June, 2023 (GeM) with an objective to gain an overall understanding of General System of Financial Management & Government e-Marketplace and acquire practical knowledge of the different procurement procedures & compliance with financial regulations. A total of 100+ participants from 25 different departments/offices from IIT Jodhpur, government organizations and other public sector organizations participated in this training.
The purpose of these specialized training programmes was to train participants on essential skills required for navigating the GeM platform and ensuring compliance with financial regulations in government departments. Also, to acquire valuable knowledge with a solid foundation to optimize procurement outcomes, promote transparency, and effectively manage financial matters.
The training methodology was interactive as the trainers ensured that knowledge was not only disseminated but accurately perceived and understood by the participants. And in order to ensure this, trainers engaged participants in discussions & hands on training and kept the forum open for feedback, queries and suggestions. These discussions and interactive sessions were supported through training material and power point presentations.
The team which delivered sessions during the training comprised of one external expert and one internal expert (Subject matter expert from IIT Jodhpur). Resource persons for GFR programme were Dr S. N. Venkatesan, renowned Management & Legal Consultant, Advocate - Madras High Court, RTI Trainer and Consultant from Chennai as external expert and Sh. Naresh Joshi, Deputy Registrar, IIT Jodhpur as internal expert and for GeM programme were Mr. Manender Singh Faculty, Government e Marketplace, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, GoI as external expert and Smt. Malati T. Assistant Registrar [R&D and HEFA] IIT Jodhpur as internal expert.