Vivad se Vishwas Scheme


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    • The Ministry of Finance has launched the scheme, “Vivad se Vishwas I – Relief to MSMEs”.

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    • The scheme was announced in the Union Budget 2023-24.
    • 95 % of the forfeited amount relating to performance security, bid security and liquidated damages forfeited/ deducted during the COVID-19 pandemic will be returned to MSMEs.
    • In case any firm has been debarred only due to default in execution of such contracts, such debarment shall also be revoked.
    • Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has developed a dedicated web-page for implementation of this scheme.  Eligible claims shall be processed only through GeM.

    Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

    • It is a one-stop National Public Procurement Portal to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Central and State Government Departments / Organisations /Public Sector Undertakings ( PSUs).
    • It provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users, achieve the best value for their money.
    • It aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement.

    Vivad Se Vishwas scheme 

    • The Vivad Se Vishwas scheme was announced under Union Budget 2020 to reduce ongoing legal disputes under direct taxation.
    • Around 150,000 cases were resolved with the recovery of about 54 percent of the amount under litigation. The scheme started in March 2020, and closed on March 31, 2021.

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    Source: TH