CONSUMER AFFAIRS SECRETARY
More time to provide feedback on draft ecomm user protection rules
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs notified on Monday that stakeholders and the public can comment on the draft rules pertaining to consumer protection on ecommerce platforms till December 2.
Onion ships coming next week, Amit Shah told
Earlier, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament that the government has taken s...
Imported onions unlikely to bring major relief to consumers
Last week, the Cabinet had decided to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of onions to improve...
E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform: Draft guidelines
Traders' body CAIT has welcomed the draft rules and said the proposed framework will "force" e-commerce companies to be more transparent and accountable towards customers. As per the draft, an e-commerce entity should not "directly or indirectly influence the price of the goods or services" and "maintain a level-playing field".
S&P reaffirms India’s sovereign rating at BBB- with stable outlook
“S&P has reaffirmed sovereign rating of India at BBB- with stable outlook. They have stated that India’s economy continues to achieve impressive long-term growth rates despite a recent deceleration,” economic affairs secretary Atanu Chakraborty said in a tweet.
A law in the making to guard ecommerce consumers
The ministry of consumer affairs is looking to add a section detailing penalties for ecomm firms.
Industry body FHRAI, LocalCircles write to commerce ministry, ministry of consumer affairs to include OTAs in e commerce rules
LocalCircles said it has received lots of feedback on draft e commerce rules as well as the workings of online travel and accommodation booking sites and that as per a recent consumer survey conducted on the subject, 60% of the consumers felt convenience fee is not disclosed to the consumer.
Under the new consumer protection law, class action suit can be filed against companies, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Paswan talks about the new Consumer Protection Act and the elimination of single-use plastic.
Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill
It seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services.
E-commerce needs to step up info disclosure, join hands with government & civil society: Report
The suggested guidelines focus on various key issues such as important disclosures about sellers, products, payments and dispute resolution.
Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill
The bill proposes setting up of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and forums at the District, State and National levels for adjudicating consumer complaints.
E-commerce regulator to hear your complaints
Consumer Protection Bill 2019 passed by Parliament gives powers to regulator to initiate actions such as recalls, refunds and returns.
Tomato prices likely to normalise in 10 days
The prices of tomatoes have climbed to Rs 80 a kg in last few days burning pockets of consumers.
BIS to rank state capitals, smart cities for quality tap water in next 3 months
The final report of samples collected from Delhi will be made public next month, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said.
Ram Vilas Paswan to discuss consumer issues with states
Food and consumer affairs minister Ramvilas Paswan is holding a meeting with state ministers of food civil supplies and consumer protection on Tuesday to discuss various issues.
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