New Delhi – Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal, along with Ministers of State, Hardeep Singh Puri and Som Parkash, held an interactive session with e-Commerce companies to discuss ways to bring about convergence of interests of e-Commerce platforms and small retailers. The session was also an exercise by DPIIT to understand specific issues related to e-Commerce platforms, including sectors like services, food and used goods.

Commerce and Industry Minister reiterated that the Government will ensure that small retailers and kirana shops thrive in the country. The Minister informed that Commerce and Industry Ministry is making all efforts to balance the interests of small businesses, retailers, kirana shop owners and e-Commerce companies, and he will again hold a meeting after a month.

During the interaction, Commerce and Industry Minister said that the e-Commerce policy is work in progress and he assured that enough time will be given to all stakeholders to adapt to any changes that may be required. More importantly, the changes will be prospective and nothing will be implemented with retrospective effect. He urged e-Commerce companies to always honor the spirit as well as letter of the law.