The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay inquiry against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart by the Anti-Competitive Commission for alleged Competition Law Violations, stating "Big Corporates like Amazon and Flipkart should be subject to transparency and inquiry."
As in the case of the new IT rules—aimed at controlling social media majors Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as digital news portals like The Wire, Scroll and The Quint—the objective behind the draft e-commerce rules is shadowing.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday on Wednesday ordered a stay on the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order directing a probe by Competition Commission of India into allegations that Flipkart had abused its dominant position in the market while seeking the response.
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to consider ordering an environmental audit against entities such as Amazon, Flipkart, soft drink companies and packaged drinking water companies, among others.
Delhi HC has issued notices to the Centre, Flipkart, Amazon, Snap deal and other e-commerce companies on a plea seeking directions to ensure display the name of manufacturing country on products beings sold on e-commerce websites and the compliance of Legal Metrology Act, 2009.