All central armed police forces and Union Territories have been asked to procure goods and services from government’s e-market place (GeM) to meet their requirements at competitive prices. The Home Ministry has directed these forces and UTs to source goods and services from this platform. If some products are not there, they can provide specifications of those goods to GeM. So far, these forces and UTs are sourcing goods and services through tendering process. The main requirements of central armed police forces include stationary, dress, shoes, mattress, bed, bus and trucks. The move is aimed at bringing in more transparency and streamlining the procurement process of these forces, which include CISF, CRPF and ITBP. Last year, the Commerce Ministry had launched the GeM for online purchase of goods and services by central government ministries, departments and agencies.