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  • 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.

  • Govt in final stage of drafting e-commerce  policy, says Union Minister Som Parkash Oct 28, 2020 08:49 PM IST

    Govt in final stage of drafting e-commerce policy, says Union Minister Som Parkash

    Trade, e-commerce and FMCG companies have a huge presence in India along with a large consumer base that provides numerous opportunities for every player in this sector.

  • Policy | India’s e-commerce is COVID-19 resistant, but reforms are required May 26, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Policy | India’s e-commerce is COVID-19 resistant, but reforms are required

    Regulators must ensure a level playing field for all e-commerce players. This will benefit the consumer and turbo charge the MSME sector, and the Digital India and Make In India components of the government’s vision

  • E-commerce: consumer protection was an article of faith but now it gets teeth Aug 07, 2019 03:33 PM IST

    E-commerce: consumer protection was an article of faith but now it gets teeth

    The government has proposed guidelines on consumer protection that will be made applicable to e-commerce companies. Bigger players should have no problem implementing them

  • E-commerce | Amazon bids adieu to China, will India be its lucky mascot? Apr 25, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    E-commerce | Amazon bids adieu to China, will India be its lucky mascot?

    The exit from China frees up cash that may be headed for India to make the most of the projected growth story, but it won’t be easy.

  • Opinion | Draft e-commerce policy focuses excessively on data Feb 27, 2019 01:59 PM IST

    Opinion | Draft e-commerce policy focuses excessively on data

    What passes off as a policy draft is a generous sprinkling of digital buzzwords, less than profound observations and an inability to connect the dots across distinct issues such as privacy, data ownership and data security.

  • After taking products off Amazon, Shoppers Stop seeks clarity from govt on e-comm policy Feb 27, 2019 12:44 PM IST

    After taking products off Amazon, Shoppers Stop seeks clarity from govt on e-comm policy

    The retailer has witnessed a slowdown in the demand and expects a single digit growth in the Jan-Mar quarter of FY19.

  • E-commerce policy may allow online retail giants to store Indian customers’ data overseas, but with riders Feb 23, 2019 04:13 PM IST

    E-commerce policy may allow online retail giants to store Indian customers’ data overseas, but with riders

    The government has invited comments from the public on the policy till March 9.

  • E-commerce policy will be announced soon: Govt tells CAIT Feb 08, 2019 03:47 PM IST

    E-commerce policy will be announced soon: Govt tells CAIT

    There was no clarity if the government will push for an open consultation by the industry stakeholders on the draft before coming out with the final policy.

  • Global biz leaders raise concerns over e-commerce policy changes in India Jan 24, 2019 06:27 PM IST

    Global biz leaders raise concerns over e-commerce policy changes in India

    Multiple business leaders attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here said there are confusions in their mind in the backdrop of recent policy changes for e-commerce players having FDI in India.

  • Govt considering e-commerce policy: Suresh Prabhu Dec 17, 2018 09:10 PM IST

    Govt considering e-commerce policy: Suresh Prabhu

    Stakeholder consultations on 'Framework for National Policy on e-Commerce' with representatives from government ministries, RBI, industry bodies, e-Commerce companies, telecom and IT companies and payment companies were held in April and July this year, Prabhu said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, govt wants online retailers to go desi Dec 05, 2018 12:52 PM IST

    Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, govt wants online retailers to go desi

    The government has started meeting e-commerce companies like Snapdeal and Amazon and asking them about ways in which they can promote local manufacturers on their platforms

  • Govt pitches for national e-commerce policy Mar 14, 2018 02:35 PM IST

    Govt pitches for national e-commerce policy

    "Most important for us at this point of time as policy-makers and also as stakeholders who are at the receiving end... We do not have a national e-commerce policy and we do not have a consolidated legal framework to deal with it.

  • E-comm policy may not stop discounting by e-tailers: Ind-Ra Apr 07, 2016 03:42 PM IST

    E-comm policy may not stop discounting by e-tailers: Ind-Ra

    According to the ratings agency, further clarity is essential for the successful regulation of the sector, implementation of the policy and achieving the desired objective to bring about a level playing field between offline and online retailers.

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