Amitabh Kant Committee

To look at easing the policy regime for e-commerce players, including the rules for foreign direct investment (FDI)

Terms of Reference:
  • Examine various issues in e-commerce sector and making recommendations for further liberalisation of the policy.
  • Look into all issues including FDI norms pertaining to the fast growing e-commerce industry in the country
  • There are issues related to e-commerce players selling pharmaceuticals
  • Some e-commerce firms are facing taxation related problems in few states.
  • Setting up of this committee assumes significance as the Union Government recently had permitted 100 per cent FDI in food processing sector. 
  • The DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) has permitted 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in the marketplace format. But FDI has not been allowed in inventory-based model of e-commerce.
Note: Use this committees name in questions related to FDI and e-Commerce



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