Commerce and industry ministry drafting new e-commerce policy boost online retail

| December 22, 2018

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The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), functioning under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has once again reiterated that it is in the process of drafting an all new policy framework covering the ecommerce sector in India. This message has been in the air and the concerned minister Suresh Prabhu had issued a statement in the Indian parliament as well a couple of days ago. Now the confirmation has come from the Secretary DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek. In addition to this a group of secretaries in the Central Government is also looking into the issues related to the ecommerce business. An earlier policy paper prepared and circulated by the department of commerce within the commerce ministry reportedly saw heavy criticism and some even questioned the department’s locus standi in preparing the policy.

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