Sep 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Niti Aayog and the finance and corporate affairs ministries have opposed the draft ecommerce rules for being too harsh. The difference of opinion may linger, with the consumer affairs ministry sticking to its position for now.
- Jun 21, 2021 10:14 PM IST
The Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 were first notified in July last year. Their violations attract penal action under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
- Aug 05, 2019 07:25 PM IST
E-commerce companies will also have to protect the identifiable information of their customers, according to the draft guidelines on e-commerce issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
- Aug 05, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha earlier this month will replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and seek to protect consumers who could get lured by misleading ads or false claims.
- Mar 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
The e-commerce policy needs to be forward looking and informed by ground realities. It needs to design well-thought out strategies through comprehensive stakeholder consultation.
- Jul 05, 2017 06:27 PM IST
The government has made about 80 changes in the Bill, which will replace the Consumer Protection Bill introduced in Parliament in 2015 based on recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee
- Mar 20, 2017 02:04 PM IST
Global retailers find the practice restrictive and the government is looking at aligning itself with international practices to attract investment.
- Oct 19, 2016 09:38 PM IST
Government has initiated a series of steps to strengthen consumer protection mechanism and also bringing a new comprehensive legislation to address various other issues, including timely delivery of justice, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C R Chaudhary said.
- Dec 22, 2015 05:25 PM IST
"Even educated consumers do not read label while purchasing food items. We get influenced by dazzling media advertisements and buy products without seeing the label. There is no awareness to check contents of the label," FSSAI Chairman Ashish Bahuguna said on Tuesday.
- Apr 19, 2011 12:21 PM IST
A lawsuit that seeks to stop McDonald's from selling Happy Meals must be dismissed because parents can always prohibit their children from eating them, the hamburger giant said in a court filing on Monday.