Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Indian Railways have introduced new General Conditions or Contracts (GCC) for Services to define the terms and conditions for contractors engaged in service contracts for non-operational areas.
The non-operational areas include – housekeeping, facilities management, Consultancy among others, as distinct from Works.
“Under the leadership of Union Minister of Railways Coal, Piyush Goyal the Ministry of Railways is committed to bringing transparency and accountability in the system to make it more efficient and beneficial for the people,” said a press statement by the Indian Railways.
It also stated that the new policy of General Conditions of Contract for Services, for the first time, introduces the concepts of digital labour management system, stepped performance guarantee in place of security deposit, access to liquidity as a qualifying criteria and specific provisions violation of which will lead to disqualification of bidders.
Speaking on the advantages of the new method, Goyal said “the new contract system will ease the registration process for bidders, promote competitiveness and help Railways to save more on cost”. Read More…
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