May 22, 2020

Government has notified amendments to General Financial Rules (GFR) to ensure that goods and services valued less than 200 crore rupees are being procured from domestic firms.


  • Center has notified the amendments to the GFR 2017 to ensure that henceforth global tenders will be disallowed in government procurement up to 200 crore rupees, as announced in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package.

  • It is a big boost to domestic suppliers especially micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

  • Last week, the Union Finance Minister had announced an economic support package MSMEs, which includes disallowing global tender for government procurement up to 200 crore rupees.