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Competition Comm still Undecided on Probing e-Retailers

Fair trade watchdog CCI is likely to decide next month on whether to order a detailed probe into allegations of unfair business practices against e-retailers.

Published: 20th March 2015 09:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2015 09:22 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BENGALURU: Fair trade watchdog CCI is likely to decide next month on whether to order a detailed probe into allegations of unfair business practices against e-retailers.

"There have been complaints against the online retailers; we have recently heard the informant on what their grievances are and we have heard the online retail companies," CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla said here.

"... may be in the next month or 45 days we will be able to take decision on whether this matter needs to be investigated and we need to proceed under the competition law or whether it is not a matter concerning the competition," he said.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) had received a complaint against online retailers including home-grown giant Flipkart for alleged unfair business practices.

In recent times, many e-commerce portals have been coming out with steep discount sales.

Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' sale in October last year, that offered steep discounts on various products, had raised concerns among small and big traders that such campaigns would badly affect players in the traditional retail market.


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