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Authorities Working On A Strong E-Commerce Coverage, Says Piyush Goyal

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Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has mentioned {that a} sturdy e-commerce coverage is within the offing

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday assured that each stakeholder’s curiosity shall be considered whereas framing the e-commerce coverage, which might be a sturdy one.

Mr Goyal additionally mentioned that he welcomes all of the suggestions on the draft e-commerce guidelines however feedback about inter-departmental points on the draft guidelines are completely unwarranted.

The minister’s feedback have come following studies that the Division for Promotion of Inner Business and Commerce (DPIIT), the Company Affairs Ministry and the Niti Aayog have objected to some provisions of the draft e-commerce guidelines.

The report citing an RTI reply has claimed that Niti Aayog has expressed apprehensions that the draft guidelines might hurt ease of doing enterprise.

Mr Goyal mentioned that the entire function of an inter-ministerial session was to get views and feedback from totally different quarters.

“I do imagine that I welcome all of the suggestions and stay up for a really sturdy and wholesome consultations with all of the stakeholders…We try to steadiness all people’s curiosity and provide you with a sturdy framework through which this (coverage) will be applied within the curiosity of all Indians,” the minister mentioned.

The very function of releasing draft guidelines is to elicit public opinion, concepts from different departments, from stakeholders, encourage suggestions, he mentioned, including the federal government has at all times believed in partaking with all of the stakeholders earlier than taking a ultimate determination on any coverage.

Citing instance of knowledge privateness regulation, nationwide training coverage and jewelry hallmarking norms, the minister mentioned the federal government conducts stakeholders session to reach at a superb determination.

Home jewellers at the moment are appreciating the hallmarking norms, which they had been opposing earlier tooth and nail, he mentioned.

“The buyer guidelines across the e-commerce are beneath public session. I warmly welcome suggestions from numerous stakeholders however I’ve to guard all people’s curiosity and steadiness shoppers curiosity, ecommerce pursuits, retailers pursuits,” he mentioned.

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