Nirmala Sitharaman to probe vendors' complaints against e-tail players

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said she would take up the issue of non-payment by e-commerce players to their vendors with the consumer affairs ministry.

Several vendors have reportedly complained of payment default by e-commerce players.

“Yes, there are lot of people telling me about it. Lot of people have approached me through the social media. I need to work together with the consumer affairs ministry on this,” Sitharaman said.

She said the government needs to ascertain whether it is commercial transactions going wrong or there are 
violations of the policy.

“There are too many angles to it,” she added.

“Its not just the Commerce Ministry which has to do it, maybe, one or two more departments and ministries will have to come on board. I am conscious of what has been coming through in the market...I am working with them to find out how we can respond,” she said. 

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