Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation, Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
3) e-commerce sector has grown multi fold in India and thus demands a change in the uncertain policy environment surrounding the sector. Elucidate. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of growing e-commerce environment in the country and recently the Department of Consumer Affairs has published the draft e-Commerce Guidelines for consumer protection 2019. It has invited parties to provide feedback by 16 September.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the scope of e-commerce industry, the demands and the efforts being made by the government in terms of policy.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Describe what is e-commerce.
The answer should first paint a picture of the existing trends in e-commerce policy. Then discuss what changes are required, what are the various fronts that demand policy reforms for the e-commerce to flourish.
Suggest solutions and way forward – mention about the recent policy initiatives made to ensure conduciveness for the e-commerce sector.
Conclude with way forward.