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Govt sends notice to Amazon, Flipkart amid festive sale, seeks reply within 15 days


New Delhi: As soon as the festival sale begins, the Central government has issued notices to e-commerce companies including Amazon and Flipkart. The government has issued these notices to e-commerce companies for not showing the name of the product information on their website, such as the country in which it is made. These notices have been issued on behalf of the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and public distribution. Answers sought within 15 days
Sources said, the government has asked these companies to respond to the notice within 15 days. If companies hesitate to respond, strict action will be taken against them. The notice issued by the Ministry says that under the legal metrology (packaged commodities) ruls-2011, the country’s name is essentially to be written on its products shown to e-commerce companies but many companies are not doing so.

Both companies did not furnish necessary information
Flipkart India Private Ltd. and Amazon Development Centre India Pvt Ltd As per the notice sent to them, they are e-commerce units and they have to ensure that all necessary information is given on the digital and electronic networks used for e-commerce deals. As a notice, both the companies did not give necessary information and violated the law.

Learn why this rule was created
The voices of boycott of Chinese goods were raised after a military clash between India and China in ladakh region in June. After which, on 26th June, a group of e-commerce companies decided to showcase the country of Origin mean product in which country it is made. The group of e-commerce companies took the decision after the government’s move at the video conference meeting, which required the display of ‘ country of origin ‘ to sell products on government e-marketplace.