e-tendering in Punjab by May 31: Sukhbir

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government will adopt e-tendering in all departments by May 31 to ensure transparency in tender allotment, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said today.

After a meeting with departments heads to discuss the recommendations of Governance Reforms Commission, he said it was also decided to explore e-stamping in all property transactions to do away with stamp papers, an official release said here.

He also asked Chief Secretary S C Agrawal to issue directions to every department, board and corporation to adopt e-tendering for every tender to be floated after May 31.

The system would give equal opportunity to every prospective bidder and ensure transparency, he said.