New Delhi, September 17: According to the latest government notification, the consumer affairs ministry has extended the deadline to submit feedback on e-commerce guidelines intended to protect the interest of the consumers who shop online, to October 31 from September 16. E-commerce Firms For First Time Will Submit Company Details Report to Narendra Modi Government.

As per the draft guidelines, it was mentioned that e-commerce marketplaces would not be allowed to influence the prices of products or engage in ‘unfair or deceptive’ practices, according to an Economic Times report. The report mentions that the e-commerce companies were ready to submit their report on Monday if the deadline had not been extended. Now with the new deadline, they wish to talk to the government to get more clarity on certain issues before making final submissions

In July for the first time, the Indian government had asked for clarification from the e-commerce companies on how they function. Giants in this space like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal were asked to submit detailed reports to the ministry of commerce and industry, explaining their company structures and business operations in India. Details which these firms were asked to provide were- how many warehouses they are running, the number of sellers they work with, and other investments in India.

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