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 stated 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 reviews that the Division for Promotion of Inner Trade 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 could hurt ease of doing enterprise.
Mr Goyal stated that the entire goal of an inter-ministerial session was to get views and feedback from completely different quarters.
“I do consider that I welcome all of the suggestions and stay up for a really strong and wholesome consultations with all of the stakeholders…We are attempting to steadiness all people’s curiosity and give you a sturdy framework during which this (coverage) may be applied within the curiosity of all Indians,” the minister stated.
The very goal of releasing draft guidelines is to elicit public opinion, concepts from different departments, from stakeholders, encourage suggestions, he stated, including the federal government has at all times believed in partaking with all of the stakeholders earlier than taking a last choice on any coverage.
Citing instance of information privateness legislation, nationwide training coverage and jewelry hallmarking norms, the minister stated the federal government conducts stakeholders session to reach at a superb choice.
Home jewellers at the moment are appreciating the hallmarking norms, which they had been opposing earlier tooth and nail, he stated.
“The patron guidelines across the e-commerce are underneath 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 stated.