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Govt probing complaints against e-commerce entities: MoS
By TOG News service
Jul 30, 2021

TOG News Service, New Delhi, July 30, 2021: THE Government has received complaints from traders, retailers and industry associations against marketplace e-commerce entities regardingdeep discounting, predatory pricing and misuse of market dominance.The said complaints have been forwarded to relevant Government agencies for necessary examination and investigation.

Consumer Protection (e-Commerce) Rules, 2020 were notified on 23 rd July, 2020. In order to further strengthen the regulatory framework for prevention of unfair trade practices in e-Commerce, Government has sought suggestions on the proposed Amendments to the Rules by placing it on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Comments from many stakeholders on draft e-Commerce policy have been received relating to definition of e-Commerce, role of marketplace entities and liabilities of e-Commerce companies, among other related issues.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr Som Parkash, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.