Modi asked all government departments to use Indian products after rails controversy

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has asked all government departments to prioritise the use of local products in state projects, after domestic companies objected to a global tender by the railways ministry seeking tonnes of steel rails.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has asked all government departments to prioritise the use of local products in state projects, after domestic companies objected to a global tender by the railways ministry seeking tonnes of steel rails.

“It is very disturbing that the broad message has not been appreciated by various departments,” Nripendra Misra, principal secretary to Modi, said in a letter to the heads of various departments.“It should be the responsibility at the highest level in each department to ensure that the tender conditions are strictly in sync with the public procurement order and each tender must be examined from the point of view of the interest of Indian manufacturers.”“It is very disturbing that the broad message has not been appreciated by various departments,” Nripendra Misra, principal secretary to Modi, said in a letter to the heads of various departments.

“It should be the responsibility at the highest level in each department to ensure that the tender conditions are strictly in sync with the public procurement order and each tender must be examined from the point of view of the interest of Indian manufacturers.”