The government is in the final stage of drafting the E-commerce policy and National Retail Trade policy, PTI reports quoting the union minister Som Parkash. According to the PTI report, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry said that the government will extend all support to the E-commerce and retail industries through various policies.
Operators of e-commerce marketplaces can no longer be involved with sellers directly or indirectly, and cannot influence prices or offer their services discriminatingly The government has tightened the norms for conducting e-commerce business in India, and the ‘clarified’ policy will come into effect from 1 February 2019. According to the policy (Press Note No. 2