Data indicates sellers on e-commerce sites don't display MRP

Data revealed that most sellers on e-commerce sites have failed to comply with the Centre's order to publish maximum retail price (MRP) on products, a day before the deadline (January 1).
Earlier in the year, the department of consumer affairs amended the Packaged Commodity Rules, 2011, and issued a notification which stated that from January 1, 2018, sellers on all e-commerce sites will have to disclose the actual MRP of the product.

Though the department of consumer affairs had given a six-month window for the e-commerce sites to comply, a survey conducted by LocalCircles revealed that most of them still aren't ready with MRP disclosure on 100 per cent of the products. Data suggested that only 10-12 per cent of the products on an e-commerce site are now showing MRP, as they are being stocked by the sites themselves.
In an earlier survey that was conducted by LocalCircles, consumers, in addition to the MRP disclosure, had also demanded via the Connected Consumer circle operated by the department of consumer affairs that all human consumption products (food, medicines, cosmetics, contact lenses) listed on e-commerce sites must also display expiry dates so the consumer can make an informed decision. The same was also mandated by the department and through the Packaged Commodity Rule amendment 2017, and the same was made mandatory from January 1, 2018.
This requirement means that the same food product may now be listed twice, based on the manufacturing lot number. While e-commerce sites are outlining compliance difficulties for this new requirement, it does help the consumer. Many consumers earlier had reported receiving products from e-commerce sites which has 30-60 days of shelf life remaining and their subsequent inability to consume them, with the return policy on such items being quite stringent. more  

View all 6 comments Below 6 comments
Yes, it is a fact. Whenever such instances are noticed the ecommerce company should be taxed. more  
But whenever we open an eCommerce site to enquire about any item, MRP is found to be quoted though apparently inflated with intention to lure the consumers by showing high discounts. This trend has to be stopped. more  
What are the next steps the Government has taken if the e-commerce sites have failed to comply with the directive.
It is more than 19 months now since the deadline of the implementation of the directive. At least printing of the MRP is not a challenge for the e-commerce sites to implement.
There should be strict penalty for non compliance. Like what has been imposed for traffic violations. more  
THE CONCEPT OF MRP HAS BECOME A JOKE.HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND A DISCOUNT OF 50% ON MRP OR EVEN MORE?? more  
Certainly. What is the surety that the material is second hand- reject or used? Who takes the responsibility after the goods has left the seller's premises? The seller or the insurance company( if insured)? more  
Every one has difficulties of compliance in life. This should not be an excuse for delay in implementation. The basic requirement of law is to facilitate ease of living. If this cannot be achieved, there is no point passing laws. The govt. should have been more receptive to the needs of business.The business to should have responded positively. But when both fail, it is for the consumer to respond by boycotting the informed decision of both the government and the business, till it is set right.
Whereas there should be justice and fair play to the business, injustice to the consumer should not be acceptable. The government should step in immediately and not permit things to take their course.
This is the bare minimum expected of a government and should not be considered as a star achievement. Slogans do not yield results, action does. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Standards for anti viral textiles

      Will the ministry of consumer affairs and bis please guide us whether these ads (attached) where a shirt proposes to kill 99.5% virus are treated as misleading ad or not. I read in paper that sever...

      By Ajay Dutta
      /
    • Does BIS have pdp label font standards

      So all the below information is atleast font size 10 on all products. Country of origin Name & address of manufacturer/importer/packer Date of Manufacture Date of Exp...

      By Sarita Ravichandran
      /
    • Printing of expiry date standards

      most medicines in India not have the expiry date clearly printed in multiple places on the strip? People buy partial strips. Or they punch out a tablet from where the expiry date and can't read it ...

      By Harsimran Kaur
      /
    • Covid standards

      When the whole country is struggling with COvid 19 bis is busy making standards for lemon juice. I mean come on. Please see attached and issue nation wise standards on this as to what s...

      By Reeta Kumar
      /
    • PPE kit price standardization

      An INR 362 rupee PPE kit is being charged for at INR 8000 - 15000 by hospitals across the country. I know BIS doesnt do price standardisation but consumer ministry the parent of BIS need...

      By Shikha Jain
      /
    • Making our home Earthquake resistant

      Seems like lots of earthquakes have hit Delhi recently in last 3 weeks and some scientists are suggesting a bigger one may be on the cards. Does BIS recommend retrofitting as a method t...

      By Ajay Dutta
      /
    • Kirana order deliveries

      Similar is my case with D Mart. I had placed an order on 23 May and was supposed to receive goods by 26 May. However, no delivery so far neither any update so far. When emailed customer service ce...

      By Hasmukh Sangani
      /
    • Jio Mart Order Deliveries

      I have ordered groceries with Jio Mart through their web portal and the complete order was pre-paid. The order was placed for delivery in Koperkhairane, Navi Mumbai. Now it's been more than 10 da...

      By Jagadish Laveti
      /
    • Standardizing Prices for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals

      (1) Government should release initially a press note and order later to Private Hospitals finalizing tariff for treatment on COVID patient treatment. (2) Also Government, if require may provi...

      By SHRIKANT SATHE
      /
    • Make My Trip refusing to return airline refund

      I had booked tickets on Air China through Make My Trip. The flight got cancelled due to the lockdown and I requested a refund. Air China has refunded the total fare but Make My Trip has credited it...

      By Tejinder Singh Ahluwalia
      /
    • Jhingalala....my foot

      For past over n year or so facing cheating problem from Tatasky. They will SMS " on Ur request "Kid Mini HD' costing 45/- will be added to your pack" And channel added without any ...

      By Kkrish Arora
      /
Share
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)