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07 Dec 2019Posted By: Mudit Handa


GeM Registration for the Alcometer Dealers

With transportation being a dominant sector, roadways have now become the lifelines of the Indian economy. As per the statistical data shared by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the Indian highways have today become the most sought after mode of transportation. Roughly around 65% of the cargo freight and about 80% of the total passenger traffic in India is conveyed via Indian highways. However, it is very disgraceful that the roadways, which are the economy’s lifelines are now becoming deathly sites, just as the frequency of road accidents every year has soared up. On average, about 1.5 lakh people in a year die on the Indian roads simply due to rash & neglect driving. Most of these cases relate to drink & drive. 

The authorities have now taken serious note of this issue. Recently the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was passed. Apart from that, the Traffic police department has planned to buy upgraded alcometers from the sellers having GeM registration.

Alcometers are the devices that help the traffic police to check if a person has engaged in drunken driving.

 

1. What sort of alcometers will be procured by the traffic police authorities?

In view of the alarming rise in the number of cases of drunken driving, now the Chandigarh traffic police department has decided to buy a fresh set of new and upgraded alcometers in December 2019. These will be bought from the suppliers having GeM registration

  • These alcometers come with a new feature, wherein a clear image of the person sitting inside the car will be clicked automatically when the person is asked to blow air inside the alcometer. 

  • According to the authorities, these cameras on the alcometers can work even if there is pitched dark.

  • The motive of this new functionality is to gather concrete evidence of the incidence of drink & drive case. This will now help in the timely punishment of the defaulter.


2. How many such alcometers have been purchased by traffic police?

As of now, the traffic police department has already bought 20 such new alcometers, from the dealers on the GeM portal, who have GeM registration. The plan is to buy more such advanced and upgraded alcometers from GeM registered sellers.

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3. Why the traffic police is buying alcometers from the GeM portal?

The objective behind the government procuring the alcometers from the dealers having GeM registration is to ensure that only the technologically upgraded equipment is in place for control of road accidents. 

  • As per the police department, a close watch is being kept regularly on the drink and driving cases. To do away with this evil, regularly many check posts have been set up all over the city. 

  • The only problem is that the equipment (alcometer device) is not upgraded from the past few years.

  • In view of the above, the Chandigarh police department has now decided to source the supplies of the upgraded devices only from the OEM & sellers having GeM registration. 

  • Today, there are a large number of dealers registered on the GeM portal who can provide highly upgraded alcometer devices having the features discussed above. 

Hence we can see that there’s a lot of scopes for such dealers to directly connect with the government buyers and supply their upgraded devices to them.


4.  What is the scope of GeM registration for the small traders of India?

There is immense scope for the growth of small traders of India with GeM registration. 

  • Through the online GeM registration as a seller, MSEs, original equipment manufacturers  (OEM) and the service providers can get easy accessibility to the wide and lucrative interface where they could find various government buyers who urgently require their goods & services. 

  • So far, 305,487 Sellers & Service Providers are listed on the GeM portal.

  • Over 1,543,867 Products and 20,399 Services are being offered on the GeM portal

  • Currently, 2,825,461 Orders of the Transactions Value ₹40,111 crores have been placed on GeM.

 

And with the government’s decision to buy alcometers from the GeM portal, the prospects of the sellers of such devices are now going to rise and shine.

If you need any sort of assistance regarding the complete process of GeM registration, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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