The Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched the third version of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM 3.0). The earlier version GeM 2.0 was launched a GeM 2.0 was launched as a pilot project in August 2016. GeM 3.0 will offer standardized and enriched catalog management, powerful search engine. GeM is an Online Market platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government.