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Sale of non-essential goods through e-commerce platforms prohibited

PTI
Published : Apr 19, 2020, 2:54 pm IST
Updated : Apr 19, 2020, 2:54 pm IST

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla issued an order excluding the non-essential items from sale by the e-commerce companies

 The government on Sunday prohibited the sale of non-essential items through e-commerce platforms during the ongoing lockdown. (DC Photo)
  The government on Sunday prohibited the sale of non-essential items through e-commerce platforms during the ongoing lockdown. (DC Photo)

New Delhi: The government on Sunday prohibited the sale of non-essential items through e-commerce platforms during the ongoing lockdown, four days after allowing such companies to sale mobile phones, refrigerators and ready-made garments.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla issued an order excluding the non-essential items from sale by the e-commerce companies from the consolidated revised guidelines, which listed the exemption given to the services and people from the purview of the lockdown.

 

The order said the following clause "E-commerce companies. Vehicles used by e-commerce operators will be allowed to ply with necessary permissions" is excluded from the guidelines.

The previous order had said such items were allowed for sale through e-commerce platforms from April 20.

However, the reason for reversing the order is not known immediately.

Tags: e-commerce, coronanvirus lockdown, e-commerce companies, coronavirus impact, non-essential items, mobile phones, refrigerators, ready-made garments
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi