February 28, 2021

PIL for show of nation of origin on merchandise bought on e-commerce websites: HC seeks Centre’s stand

The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Wednesday sought response of the Centre on a plea looking for instructions to it to make sure that the identify of the manufacturing nation is displayed on merchandise being bought on e-commerce websites. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued discover to the Centre and e-commerce platforms Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal looking for their stand on the plea by July 22.

The Central authorities’s standing counsel Ajay Digpaul accepted discover on behalf of the Ministry of Shopper Affairs. The plea by a lawyer has sought implementation of the Authorized Metrology Act 2009 and the principles framed underneath it which mandate that nation of origin must be displayed on merchandise being bought on e-commerce web sites. The petition has claimed that the mandate was not being enforced with respect to e-commerce entities.

It has contended that enforcement of the mandate was necessary within the present situation when residents intend to adjust to the central authorities’s attraction to advertise and buy Indian items and never from some neighbouring nations. Subsequently, it was important that the nation of origin is displayed on merchandise being bought on e-commerce platforms, the petition has stated.