The federal government on Sunday prohibited the sale of non-essential objects by means of e-commerce platforms through the ongoing lockdown, 4 days after permitting such corporations to promote cellphones, televisions, laptops, fridges, and ready-made clothes.
Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla issued an order excluding the non-essential objects from sale by the e-commerce corporations from the consolidated revised pointers, which listed the exemption given to the companies and folks from the purview of the lockdown.
The order stated the next clause — “E-commerce corporations. Automobiles utilized by e-commerce operators will likely be allowed to ply with essential permissions” — is excluded from the rules.
The earlier order by the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs had stated such objects have been allowed on the market by means of e-commerce platforms from April 20. Nonetheless, the rationale for reversing the order isn’t instantly identified.
Based on Wednesday’s pointers, industrial and personal institutions have been allowed to function through the prolonged lockdown.
“Automobiles utilized by e-commerce operators will likely be allowed to ply with essential permissions,” the ministry had stated.
The earlier notifications of the house ministry had particularly stated that e-commerce platforms are allowed to promote solely important items like meals, prescription drugs and medical units.
The rules launched on Wednesday didn’t classify important and non-essential objects. The transfer was seen as an try by the federal government to revive the commercial and industrial actions which have been stalled as a result of lockdown since March 25.