In a bid to put an end to corruption and scams in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to make e-tenders a must for large contracts, a highly-placed source told Mail Today.
The source said that a top-level meeting of senior ministers was held on Monday to formulate a plan 'to curb corruption from the state at one go'. Yogi had sought the help of his cabinet ministers and had given them a day's time to bring ideas. "Five to six suggestions were given to Yogi and out of which Yogi is likely to opt for e-tendering first. In the near future, Yogi would stop the manual tendering in all departments in the state and would opt for e-tenders," an official who was part of the meeting said on the condition of anonymity.
The official said that a centralized tender cell will be formed in the state and all departments will have to put their tenders online. All interested candidates would apply for the tender online and it would be confidential. All the entries would be monitored by the centralized tender cell.
The chief minister also sent a strong message that he would brook no delay in the clearance of files. He directed officials to ensure quick disposal and told that he would personally monitor files directly. "The CM directed officers to dispose of files quickly and said the movement of files will be monitored directly," an officer said.