India: India seeks fair play in public procurement; The World Bank is set to tweak ease of doing business ranking norms

05 Nov 2018: The government on Monday kicked off a drive to boost the spirit of competition in public procurement even as the World Bank is set to introduce government contracts as a parameter for its ease of doing business ranking. Public procurement is a very large part of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and the state is entitled to have the best price and quality, finance minister Arun Jaitley said at a roadshow organized by the anti-trust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI).