You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Govt issues notices to e-comm firms for not showing mandatory product info

The government on Friday issued notices to Flipkart, Amazon and other e-commerce companies for not mandatorily displaying information, including country of origin, on products sold on their platforms

Topics
E-commerce firms | Flipkart | Amazon

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

e-commerce, digital, online, amazon, flipkart, festive sales, consumer

The government on Friday issued notices to Flipkart, and other ecommerce companies for not mandatorily displaying information, including country of origin, on products sold on their platforms.

The notices have been issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Apart from and Flipkart, notices have also been sent to other ecommerce players, sources said.

The companies have been asked to reply to the notices within 15 days.

"It has been brought into notice that some of the e-commerce entities are not displaying the mandatory declaration on digital platforms required under the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011," said one of the similarly worded notices.

According to the notices sent to India Pvt Ltd and Development Centre India Pvt Ltd, they are e-commerce entities and therefore, have to ensure that all mandatory declarations should be displayed on the digital and electronic network used for ecommerce transactions.

The two companies, as per the notices, have not provided the mandatory declaration and contravene the Act.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, October 16 2020. 20:37 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.