Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
12-December-2014 11:23 IST
Complaint against Online Retailers

The matter regarding alleged anti-competitive conduct of online retailers, Flipkart India Pvt Ltd, Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, Xerion Retails Pvt. Ltd., Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd., Vector e-commerce Pvt Ltd., etc is under consideration of the Competition Commission of India. The Government has also asked the Serious Fraud Investigation Office to file prosecution under provisions of Companies Act, 1956 and the Indian Penal Code against Goldquest International Pvt. Ltd. (including its group company Questnet Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.) and Abcindya Networks Pvt. Ltd. Investigation reports in respect of M/s. Unipay2U group of companies and Speakasia Online Pte. Ltd., are under examination.

Government in the Department of Consumer Affairs is considering inclusion of necessary safeguards for protection of rights of consumers of technology based marketing e-commerce, telemarketing etc., as part of the proposed amendment in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

This was stated by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.