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Control and Regulation of e-Commerce Platform

Considering the cross-cutting nature of e-Commerce, different laws and regulations across sectors govern the present e-Commerce activities, some of which are; Consumer Protection Act, 2019, Finance Act 2020, Information Technology Act, 2000, Foreign Exchange Management Act, 2000 and Competition Act, 2002. In terms of providing a regulatory framework, the Competition Act, 2002, provides for preventing practices, which may have an ...

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Agri Export Policy

The Government introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy in December 2018, with the following objectives: To diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports, including focus on perishables. To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports. To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers and dealing with ...

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Scheme for Traders

A number of schemes have been launched for supporting traders. Details of Schemes for supporting Traders are given as under: 1. National Pension Scheme for Traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed Persons Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched “National Pension Scheme for Traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed Persons” on 12.09.2019. It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme. Enrolment to the scheme is ...

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Incentives to Foreign Companies

The Government of India is making continuous efforts under InvestmentFacilitationfor implementation of Make in India action plans to identify potential investors. Support is being provided to Indian Missions abroad and State Governments for organising events, summits, road-shows and other promotional activities to attract investment in the country under the Make in India banner. Investment Outreach activities are being carried out ...

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Export Targets

India’s exports during the last three years are as under: Year Exports (Merchandise +Services) (USD Billion) Growth (%) 2017-18 498.61 13.31 2018-19 538.08 7.91 2019-20 526.55 -2.14 Source: DGCI&S& RBI Eexport targets are set for Special Economic Zones (SEZs)/Export Oriented Units (EOUs). The SEZ units/EOU units are under obligation to achieve positive Net Foreign Exchange (NFE) earning to be calculated ...

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Vocal for Local

Government of India has issued the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order,2017 as amended on 16/09/2020 to encourage “Make in India” and promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India with a view to enhancing income and employment. This Order is applicable to all Ministries, Departments, attached or subordinate offices and autonomous bodies controlled by the ...

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National Coal Index

Ministry of Coal has started Commercial Auction of coal mines on revenue share basis. In order to arrive at the revenue share based on market prices of coal, one National Coal Index (NCI) was conceptualized. The NCI is a price index which reflects the change of price level of coal on a particular month relative to the fixed base year. ...

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Esic Dispensaries and Hospitals

The Total number of hospitals and dispensaries, including Dispensary cum Branch Office (DCBO), run directly by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) across the country, are 49 and 92 respectively.  The list of the number of ESI beneficiaries state wise including the state of Punjab is given below: The ESI Corporation has decided to provide access to non-insured persons/ common ...

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Compressed Biogas Plants

Government of India has launched Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative on 1.10.2018 to promote Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) as an alternative, green transport fuel for efficient management of biomass and organic waste includingmunicipal waste as well as from forest and agricultural waste including animal-husbandry and marine waste. This initiative envisages establishment of large number of CBG plants by ...

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Imports of Petroleum/Natural Gas

The share of crude oil imports and domestic crude oil production in the total crude oil processing/annual consumption of crude in the country during the last three years and current year are given below:-     (Quantity in Million Metric Tons (MMT) Particulars 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 (Apr-Dec)(P) Quantity of crude oil imports (MMT)-A 220.4 226.5 227.0 143.2 Quantity of domestic ...

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