Secretary, Rita Teaotia, chaired the first meeting of the Task Force on e-commerce
in New Delhi on July sixth. The meeting deliberated upon the suggestions
emerging from the sub-group meetings held during June 20th – 22nd
.The suggestions were on wide ranging issues such as cross border data flows,
taxation, trade facilitation and logistics, consumer confidence, IPR and future
tech, FDI and competition issues.
The sub-groups saw
participation from various ministries and departments, high level
representatives from the industry bodies, e-commerce companies,
telecommunication and IT companies and independent experts.
It was decided to
set up a Task Force in the first meeting of the Think Tank, on the framework
for national policy on e-commerce, held on April 24th under the chairmanship of Commerce Minister
Suresh Prabhu, The Task Force was further divided into nine sub-groups for
preparing recommendations for India’s national policy on e-commerce.
In the meeting held
on July sixth, Senior officers of the Ministries of MSME, Consumer Affairs,
Electronics and Information Technology, Corporate Affairs and Department of
Telecommunications, Competition Commission of India and DGFT were present.
emerging from the Task Force meeting held will be submitted to the Think Tank