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  • DPIIT decreases patent fees for educational institutions by 80% Sep 23, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    DPIIT decreases patent fees for educational institutions by 80%

    “Tto encourage greater participation of the educations institutions, who play a pivotal role in country’s innovation, official fees payable by them in respect of various acts under the Patents Rules, 2003, have been reduced by way of the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021," DPIIT said.

  • Five years on, government to finally launch single-window clearance portal for foreign and domestic investors Sep 22, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Five years on, government to finally launch single-window clearance portal for foreign and domestic investors

    The government portal can be used by investors to remotely scout for investment opportunities, get deep data on land, labour, logistics and costs, as well as obtain time-bound approvals and real-time status updates.

  • Traders union CAIT slams Niti Aayog for interference in e-commerce norms Aug 28, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Traders union CAIT slams Niti Aayog for interference in e-commerce norms

    ...CAIT leaders reiterated that the Consumer Affairs Ministry should implement the draft consumer protection e-commerce rules at the earliest as they are in the best interest of the consumers as well as the traders of the country.

  • E-commerce sector may soon get an independent regulator, much like Sebi Aug 13, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    E-commerce sector may soon get an independent regulator, much like Sebi

    The aim of the regulator will be to ensure level playing field and see to it that the sector remains competitive and new entrants are not restricted.

  • 104 startups registered on Startup India Showcase platform: Commerce ministry Jul 19, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    104 startups registered on Startup India Showcase platform: Commerce ministry

    On the platform, each startup has a profile page with a detailed pitch about their product, innovation, and USP in the form of videos and PDF links.

  • Govt not to seek disclosure of flash sales from etailers; to act on consumer complaints Jun 22, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Govt not to seek disclosure of flash sales from etailers; to act on consumer complaints

    Discount sales that benefit maximum to consumers will continue, but not fraudulent flash sales on the e-commerce platforms, the government said, adding that the etailers need not be "anxious" about the draft rules.

  • Govt proposes ban on mis-selling, fraudulent flash sales on e-commerce platforms; seeks public comments Jun 21, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    Govt proposes ban on mis-selling, fraudulent flash sales on e-commerce platforms; seeks public comments

    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.

  • Industrial oxygen: DPIIT further relaxes norms for mandatory diversion Jun 09, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Industrial oxygen: DPIIT further relaxes norms for mandatory diversion

    From June 1 onwards, the government had temporarily permitted the resumption of oxygen supply for industrial use by key manufacturing sectors, pursuant to certain fixed limits. On June 8, the DPIIT further relaxed those targets allowing more oxygen for industrial use.

  • India has 50,000 recognised startups; 45% have women entrepreneurs Jun 03, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    India has 50,000 recognised startups; 45% have women entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs now have options to avail benefits across a range of laws, regulations, fiscal and infrastructural support, leading to a surge in startup ecosystem growth.

  • US pips Mauritius as 2nd largest source of FDI in India in 2020-21: DPIIT data May 28, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    US pips Mauritius as 2nd largest source of FDI in India in 2020-21: DPIIT data

    Singapore remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country for the third consecutive fiscal at $17.41 billion.

  • FDI equity inflow rose 28% to $54.1 Bn in Apr-Dec of FY21 Apr 05, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    FDI equity inflow rose 28% to $54.1 Bn in Apr-Dec of FY21

    Computer software & hardware sectors remained the top sector drawing in the most FDI. More than 45 percent of total FDI flowed into the sector in the first 10-months of FY21, followed by construction and services.

  • Govt may launch second phase of industrial park rating system in April Mar 25, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Govt may launch second phase of industrial park rating system in April

    A steering committee has been constituted at the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to guide the initiative.

  • Centre set to introduce single-window clearance for investors by April 15: DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra Mar 25, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Centre set to introduce single-window clearance for investors by April 15: DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra

    A systematic exercise across the Centre and states is being undertaken to eliminate or reduce compliance which has an adverse impact on time and cost of businesses, Mohapatra added.

  • Crucial meeting on FDI in e-commerce today; find out who's meeting whom Mar 25, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Crucial meeting on FDI in e-commerce today; find out who's meeting whom

    The virtual meeting, which will be held at noon, will discuss changes required in the rules governing FDI in e-commerce in India

  • CAIT objects to DPIIT meeting with ecommerce officials under chambers banner Mar 22, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    CAIT objects to DPIIT meeting with ecommerce officials under chambers banner

    "It is perfectly fine for DPIIT to meet any of these executives under their own company's banner, but deeply problematic for them to be allowed to pass off their machinations under the holy banners of CII, NASSCOM, Assocham, PHDCCI, NASSCOM, FICCI, etc.," Confederation of All India Traders said.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Government keen on national e-commerce regulator but ministries differ on key details Mar 15, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Government keen on national e-commerce regulator but ministries differ on key details

    While there exists a broad consensus on the need for an e-commerce regulator, sources say that differences remain inside the government over whether a new entity with sweeping powers is needed, or existing agencies can do the job.

  • DPIIT to hold meetings with industry, trader bodies on FDI in ecommerce Mar 14, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    DPIIT to hold meetings with industry, trader bodies on FDI in ecommerce

    While a meeting with traders' bodies including Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is scheduled on March 17, officials of the department would meet industry associations on March 19.

  • Exclusive| Govt to launch single-window clearance portal in April Mar 04, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Exclusive| Govt to launch single-window clearance portal in April

    The portal will help investors scout opportunities, get official investment guidance and secure requisite clearances. More than 14 states have been brought on board so far sources say.

  • DPIIT working on new e-commerce policy: Govt official Feb 05, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    DPIIT working on new e-commerce policy: Govt official

    The other issues which need to be looked upon while formulating the policy are about the problem of counterfeit products, packaging and rules of origin, the official of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) said.

  • DPIIT to organise global summit on startups on January 15-16 Dec 23, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    DPIIT to organise global summit on startups on January 15-16

    Startups from Asian countries, domestic players and global entrepreneurs would participate in the virtual summit, the official in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) said.

  • Centre committed to introducing single-window clearance for investors by mid-April, says official Dec 11, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    Centre committed to introducing single-window clearance for investors by mid-April, says official

    Secretary of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said all ministries dealing with the new PLI scheme would announce the new companies selected under the PLI scheme and the process of inviting expression of interest would all be completed by April

  • FDI up 15% to $30 billion during April-September 2020: Govt Nov 27, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    FDI up 15% to $30 billion during April-September 2020: Govt

    In July, the country had attracted USD 17.5 billion worth of foreign investments

  • India to ask foreign firms to source more local materials for government projects Sep 18, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    India to ask foreign firms to source more local materials for government projects

    Indian authorities have been aggressively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship campaign of a self-reliant economy by urging domestic manufacturers to cut down on imports.

  • Will place draft e-commerce policy in public domain for comments soon: DPIIT Secretary May 30, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Will place draft e-commerce policy in public domain for comments soon: DPIIT Secretary

    DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra said the e-commerce is a fast emerging sector and it is difficult to predict where it will go in the next couple of years.

  • DPIIT, revenue dept weigh options for more tax relaxations to startups: Official May 30, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    DPIIT, revenue dept weigh options for more tax relaxations to startups: Official

    Talking about the host of measures on which they are working, he said the DPIIT will be extending more funds this year to startups under the Fund of Funds scheme. It has provided over Rs 1,000 crore last year.

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