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

    • BIS standards for quarantine

      So many people are doing quarantine in their own ways for covid 19. Can the bis organisation with health ministry come up with quarantine standards that can then be published for all??

      By Vinita Agrawal
      /
    • BIS wake up

      Asking bis officials to please wake up and see how people are selling spurious hand sanitisers in the market. If companies arent following your standards why do you make any?

      By Anshu Verma
      /
    • Flat buyers' woes continue

      Flat buyers' woes continue It was long felt that a special law was required to regulate the activities of builders and Pro builder Resident Welfare Associations, for the purpose of prote...

      By LOGANATHAN KOTHANDARAMAN
      /
    • BIS fails to implement its own mandate.

      Failure of enforcement is a big shortcoming of BIS. Most products having mandatory BIS implementation are flooding the market without any action from BIS.

      By Rajinder Sharma
      /
    • BIS enforcement failure

      BIS says it has IS 13252 (Part 1) Standard that ensures the safety of mobile phones we use. No mobile phone can be manufactured or sold without certification from BIS to this Indian standard. Any c...

      By Sneha Goyal
      /
    • Standards for ATMs

      Recently I had an issue where my card was left in an ATM machine. Machine made no warning sound, nor did it push the card out. Confusion happened because the atm right next to it (same bank) always...

      By Anu Kaur
      /
    • Chargers for electric vehicle standards

      BIS why are there 3 different charger standards for electric vehicle. Please come up with 1 standard for electric vehicle chargers like a USB

      By Radheshyam Gupta
      /
    • Maximum temperature to served food and drinks at restaurants

      Is there any standard of bis which prevents restaurants from serving food beyond a maximum temperature? What is That temperature? I feel fssai and bis keep throwing ball At e...

      By Nalini R Malik
      /
    • Toothpaste Standards

      I have been hearing from friends that certain toothpastes are having triclosan which causes colon cancer. Ayurvedic toothpastes are not supposed to have it. Can BIS here advise if there...

      By Sneha Goyal
      /
    • Electric shock from substandard products

      Look at these dangerous multiplug product by brand called CONA selling in market and online. Manufacturer is CONA industries of maharashtra. Not sure if they are following BIS norms whi...

      By Harsimran Kaur
      /
    • Lots of products with fraud bis mark

      Reporting from chennai here. See how this company here was putting fraud bis marks on lighting. We all in this circle must report such fraud bis isi mark when we see them. Th...

      By Sridhar Mohan
      /
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.)