National Retail Trading e-Commerce System

The
‘National Retail Trade Policy’ is under formulation in the Department
for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Comprehensive
stakeholder consultation in all the States through FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM,
PHDCCI and other trade and commerce associations are being conducted to
get feedback on the needs and demand of small traders.
A
Video Conference of Minister of Commerce and Industry with
representatives of Industry Associations, Export Organizations and
Traders Organizations was held on 18.02.2019, which was attended by more
than 10,000 participants from 42 NIC Centers and 29 other locations
across the country.

Stakeholder
consultations were also held under the Chairmanship of Secretary,
Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, on 25.06.2019
to consider issues facing the retail sector and possible solutions for
resolving them.
           
As
regards e-Commerce, the Government of India in the Department of
Commerce established a Think Tank on “Framework for National Policy on
E-commerce” and a Task Force under it, which deliberated on the
challenges confronting India in the arena of the digital economy and
e-commerce. The Think Tank was further divided into various sub-groups,
comprising representation from technical experts in the Government and
from industry members with domain knowledge.
A
draft National e-Commerce policy has been prepared and placed in public
domain. Comments from various stakeholders (companies, Industry
associations, think tanks, foreign governments) have been received.
Meetings have been held under the chairmanship of Minister for Commerce
& Industry with industry stakeholders, e-Commerce companies,
associations of kirana stores, traders and retailers to discuss matters
relating to e-commerce.
This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.