Nag, Bodhibrata (2012): Public procurement: a case study of the Indian Railways.
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Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest public sector organizations. Its network, traffic, organization and extent of vertical integration are gigantic. This paper undertakes a critical examination of its procurement process to understand the procedures and institutional mechanisms which have evolved over time for safeguarding institutional interests. The paper examines issues such as organizational structure, procurement organization, source selection methodology, procurement oversight and regulation and their impact on the economy, efficiency, transparency and accountability aspects of procurement. It is found that a unique combination of internal vigil, external oversight by independent bodies and organizational characteristics contribute to robust procurement processes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Public procurement: a case study of the Indian Railways|
|Keywords:||procurement; public systems; India; oversight; transport|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H8 - Miscellaneous Issues > H83 - Public Administration ; Public Sector Accounting and Audits
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government ; Intergovernmental Relations > H76 - State and Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories
|Depositing User:||Bodhibrata Nag|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2012 14:40|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 07:56|
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