Companies sharing border with India (read China), will no longer participate in the tender bids for contracts of any government project in UP. The state government has asked all departments to stop it.
Who can slap a super power?
China may have notions of being a Super Power but it is being slapped by India and now it’s slapped by most populous State of India. Is this how a super power is treated? China and Pakistan stand in same pariha club.
About Uttar Pradesh.
With population of 220 million and some of the largest projects like metro trains in 5 cities, Ganga Expressway, Ayodhya City Development, Airports at Zevar and Ayodhya, Defence Industrial Estate in Bundelkhand, it is the most happening place in terms of projects and investment running into more than 100 billions.
The state government of Uttar Pradesh has issued an order in this regard. In this, all departments have been asked to take necessary action with regard to prohibiting the involvement of bidders or companies of such countries in government procurement. A letter has been sent to all departments in this regard. This includes PPP projects, state run projects, public sector undertakings and corporations and local bodies projects and government procurement.
Actually, the countries with geographical borders with India are China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal etc. Although no country has been named in the order, but considering the current situation and tension on the border, it is believed that this time the Chinese companies will be affected more. 58 Chinese app has already been banned by the Union government.
The central government has issued an order to the UP government to implement the system. Now the state government will create a competent authority. Under this authority companies of the respective countries will have to register here. First, these companies will have to seek political consent from the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of External Affairs and security related permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs. After this the registration process will start in U.P..
Authority will p the details of how many companies’ applications came, how many were rejected and how many applications were approved. The state government will send the entire report to the cabinet secretary of the central government every third month. Such steps have been taken by the central government to protect national security and the country.