A draft National e-Commerce policy covering various areas of e-Commerce, has been prepared and placed for comments in public domain. Views/suggestions from stakeholders including several e-commerce firms on the various provisions of the draft National e-Commerce Policy have been received. Views/suggestions received are under consideration.

A Committee has been constituted on 12th July, 2019 under Additional Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade with members from the Department of Commerce, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs and Ministry of MSME to examine issues related to FDI in e-Commerce and give its suggestions.

Digital India initiatives like Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, BHIM, COE-IT, CERTIn, Digi DhanAbhiyaan, Digitize India, Ebiz, Electronic Development Fund and GeM have been introduced by the Government to facilitate growth of digital economy.

The Government has also introduced National Policy on Electronics (NPE) and National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) in 2019 for the growing digital economy. The details are available on Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology’s website (https://meity.gov.in/).

This information was given by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, PiyushGoyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

Source- PIB Release dated 24.07.2019

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