Stakeholders’ Workshop on

Public Procurement in Rajasthan: Current Scenario and Future Prospects

The Assam Institute of Management is successfully continuing the Procurement Studies in the State of Assam in the Procurement Observatory established in AIM under the aegis of World Bank. In the second year of the study the Observatory shared its experiences with the Rajasthan Observatory in a Stakeholders workshop on Public Procurement in Rajasthan: Current Scenario and Future Prospects organised by CUTS International on July 07, 2015 at Hotel Jaipur Palace, Jaipur. The Observatory wasrepresented by Dr.Mreeshi Agarwala, Assistant Professor Assam Institute of Management and Key Expert Procurement Observatory Assam Institute of Management.

Rajasthan is one of the few States which have ‘Rajasthan Transparency in Public Procurement Act (RTPP Act) 2012. To get familiar with the Rajasthan’s legislative framework, some of the key legal provisions like RTPP Rules 2013, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Guidelines, 2012 and Rajasthan PPP Policy, 2008 are important. The Procurement Observatory is being established to bring to the forefront the challenges faced in the field of Procurement by the State of Rajasthan. The Partners for setting up the Observatory are CIRC, New Delhi and the World Bank, New Delhi.

AIM shared the experiences of the Procurement Observatory in Assam and everyone present in the workshop appreciated the effort of the institution towards popularizing standardized practices on procurement in Assam.