Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Minister has informed I the Parliament that the government has issued 200 notices to e-commerce players during the January-November period this year for violations of declaration of the “country of origin”.
“For violations of declaration of the country of origin by e-commerce companies, 200 notices during the period of 1st January to 30th November, 2021, have been issued by the government,” the minister said.
Around 2,116 cases have been booked for violations related to the declaration, including the Country of Origin, by the state governments during this year. Whereas, about Rs 38,70,000 in the form of compounding fees has been realised from e-commerce companies, he added.
Further, the minister informed the Upper House that the government has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 wherein as per Rule 6(1)(aa) the name of the country of origin or manufacture or assembly in case of imported products should be mentioned on the package. The state governments are also empowered to take actions in cases of violation of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011, he added.
Earlier, the Government has taken strong action against violation of consumer right in order to provide safeguard for consumer interest in a run-up of festive season.