Government of India
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
Soochna Bhawan, Lodhi Colony, CGO Complex, New Delhi
1.Attention of all Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Attached Subordinate offices/ Field offices is drawn to the provisions as given in the recently amended General Financial Rules (GFR) 2017, in respect of tender advertisements for procurement of goods and services. In this connection, Rule 161(i & ii), 183(ii) and 201(ii) etc. may be referred to.
2.These rules have done away with the need for publishing advertisements in newspapers for procurement of goods and services. This has now been replaced with mandatory e-publishing of advertisement on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) at www.eprocure.gov.in and on GeM.
3.In case Ministry/Department/Attached Subordinate office/Field office, still insists that the advertisement should be published in newspapers, a request to DAVP should be sent in a signed letter stating that Competent Authority has approved publication of newspaper advertisement/s despite new GFR provisions. In such cases too, only window advertisement should be published in newspapers alongwith publication on CPPP, GeM and website of respective organisations.
4. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.