eCommWith the many number of cases being filed and investigated against eCommerce firms in India, the government now wants separate entities to look into each aspect of eCommerce to prevent such fraudulent practices. Keeping in mind the many processes involved in eCommerce, the department of consumer affairs has moved a note for the consideration of the committee of secretaries (CoS) to seek approval for allocation of certain jurisdictions to separate entities.

Keeping in mind the many processes involved in eCommerce, the department of consumer affairs has moved a note for the consideration of the committee of secretaries (CoS) to seek approval for allocation of certain jurisdictions to separate entities.

The proposed departments and their jurisdictions are as follows:

Department Concerned Jurisdiction
Department Of Revenue Taxation
Reserve Bank Of India Banking And Foreign Exchange
Department Of Consumer Affairs Consumer Protection
Commerce And Industry Ministry Foreign investment and trade policy
Ministry Of IT And Telecom Data Protection, Cyber Security, Issues Related To Server Registration And Websites
Corporate Affairs Ministry Competition Policy Related Matters
Finance, Corporate And Home Ministries Criminal Frauds
Statistics Department To Build A Database On The eCommerce Sector
Information And Broadcasting Ministry Advertising Norms And Related Matters

 The many cases where eCommerce firms were under the government’s investigation are:

eCommerce Firms Penalized By Kerala State Government For INR 54 Crores

IT Department Puts A Penalty of INR 23.51 Crores On Flipkart [Many Bogus Vendors Listed]

ED To Issue INR 1000 Crores Penalty to Flipkart For BillionDay Sales Violation

ED Probe ends with bad news for Flipkart

Karnataka Government Bans Amazon From Selling Any Product From Bangalore Warehouse

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