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Tender all works costing more than Rs one lakh through e-tendering: Govt to Deptts

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[ March 29, 2018 ] OWP No. 1629/2016 titled Ravinder Singh and Others Vs State and Others. Change in limits for e-tendering. Government Order No. l6WD of 2018 Dated:- 28 -3- ~2018 Whereas Information Technology Department had issued circular vide No. 04/lTD of 2015 dated 20-05-2015 urging the departments to tender compulsorily all works/procurements costing more than Rs. 1.00 lakh through e-tendering. Whereas executing departments had expressed difficulties in the implementation of this downward threshold limit of Rs. 1.00 lakh in view of the prolonged internet breakdown during the year 2016. Whereas in the aforesaid context, Finance Department reviewed the downward limit for e-tendering and raised it to Rs. 10.00 lakh vide Circular No. A/21(2003)-Misc-A-531 dated 19-09-2016 with the condition that the limit of Rs 10.00 lakh would remain in force till such time the ceiling is reviewed by Finance Department. Whereas the above circular instructions were stayed by Hon"ble High Court on petition bearing OW? No. 1629/2016 M P No. 01/2016 titled Ravinder Singh and Others Vs State and Others. Whereas the Hon"ble High Court disposed of the Writ Petition directing to keep the limit unchanged at Rs 1.00 lakh. Now therefore, in compliance with the judgement of the Hon"ble High Court and in supersession of Circular No. A/21(2003)-Misc-A-531 dated 19-09- 2016, it is ordered that all the departments shall compulsorily tender all works/procurements costing more than Rs. 1.00 lakh (one lakh only) through e-tendering.