E-commerce guidelines to be mandatory under consumer protection law: Paswan
Posted On : Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:09 AM
To protect consumer interest, the government said the guidelines drafted for e-commerce firms will be made mandatory under the new Consumer Protection Act and stringent action against violators will be taken by a regulatory authority. The consumer affairs ministry has decided to frame the rules to implement the Consumer Protection Act by December and asked stakeholders to submit their views by September 15. Meanwhile, the ministry has also sought views on the draft guidelines on e-commerce by the same date. "The draft guidelines on e-commerce will be made part of the rules under the new consumer protection law. Once included under rules, the guidelines become mandatory," Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters.