: The department of Industry and Internal Trade has released the draft National ecommerce policy that droves a clear context that India and the people in India have a sovereign right to their data. This policies focuses on six board issues of the E-COMMERCE sector, which includes data, infrastructure development, e-commerce market place, regulatory issues, stimulating domestic digital economy and export promotion through e-commerce. India will require e-commerce firms to treat sellers equally on their platforms and ensure transparency.
India has been Deliberating a new e-commerce for months amid complaints from brick and mortar retailers . On Saturday, the higher most officials of various government departments including the commerce ministry, met to discuss the e-commerce policy.
E-commerce firms must “bring out clear and transparent policies “on online discounts, the draft document says. The technological and economic transformation in the e-commerce sector, measurements of e-commerce activities, including but not limited to details of sale, important and customs duties, grievance redressal, compliances to existing or new regulations /rules.
The policy is to provide the continued vision to all stakeholders, including individual consumers, MSMEs, traders, artisans, start ups while pursuing a development agenda.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Global law Institute