New Delhi: Two well-known e-commerce companies of the country may have to pay a fine of Rs.25,000 each.
These companies are accused of not displaying the country of origin on the packet as per the rules, on the products they had put on their platform for sale.
The Consumer Affairs Ministry sent show-cause notices to these companies last month and their reply is being investigated.
According to sources, the country of origin was not displayed on the products available for sale on the platforms of these companies, so the ministry sent them a show cause notice.
According to the recent amendments in the rules, it is mandatory for e-commerce companies to give the Country of Origin and other information on the goods they sell. Also, it is necessary to display this information on the same platform.
If a company violates this rule for the first time, then it may have to pay a fine of up to Rs.25,000. On doing this for the second time, the fine can be up to 50,000 rupees. After this, if you violate the rules, you can face a fine ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh or jail for one year or both.
Sources say that if companies are found guilty of violating the rules, then they can be fined Rs 25,000. An official said that according to the rule, the first charge will have to be proved. It is too early to say anything about this.