Flipkart's chief human resources officer quits; Startups might get a 10-year waiver from regulatory filings

Tanmay Tiwary

Flipkart’s senior vice president and chief human resource officer, Smriti Singh, has stepped down from her post. The ministry ....

5 November, 2019

Govt hikes digital payments target; DPIIT looks into easing FDI rules

Tanmay Tiwary

The government has increased the target for e-transactions in the financial year ending March 2020 to 45 billion. The Department ....

30 October, 2019

Pvt brands of Flipkart and Amazon under govt scanner; Meladath Auto wins Atal New India Challenge

Tanmay Tiwary

The government continues probe of ecommerce giants Amazon and Flipkart. Karnataka government-backed automotive startup wins innovation ....

23 October, 2019

Online traders meet Piyush Goyal over alleged FDI violations by etailers

Payal Ganguly

A delegation of online traders met the minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday to discuss ecommerce platforms’ ....

10 October, 2019

Govt notification delay keeps etailers from uploading audit certificates

Payal Ganguly

Ecommerce companies claim they are ready with the audit certificates for compliance with the Press Note 2, which bans foreign ....

30 September, 2019

Policy Wrap: Ban on e-cigarettes, RBI’s plan to regulate payment intermediaries top moves

Payal Ganguly

The union cabinet has approved an ordinance banning all electronic cigarettes including electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), ....

20 September, 2019

Kris Gopalakrishnan-led panel to design governance framework for business data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) last week constituted a committee headed by Infosys co-founder ....

16 September, 2019

LocalCircles raises data concerns of startups with govt

Payal Ganguly

As discussions on anonymising business data get underway at the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), community ....

9 September, 2019

Club Factory says orders up 100%, Indian SMEs fulfil 70% orders

Payal Ganguly

China-headquartered ecommerce portal Club Factory announced that the order volume for the company has increased by 100%, and 70% ....

4 September, 2019

Govt asks ecomm platforms to upload FDI compliance reports by Sept 30

Payal Ganguly

The government has asked online marketplaces to upload the audited reports on compliance with foreign direct investment (FDI) ....

30 August, 2019

Listen: Is the angel tax problem now an open-and-shut case?

Vignesh Ananthraj & Payal Ganguly & Shweta Sharma & Om Athavale

Last week, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated that startups registered with the DPIIT (Department for Promotion ....

29 August, 2019

No tax holiday for startups with Rs 25cr + turnover: CBDT; small enterprises to get Alibaba-like platform

Payal Ganguly

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement on Thursday that tax holiday for startups will only be extended to ....

23 August, 2019

Paytm says valuation up 25% to $15 bn; startups with Rs 25 cr+ turnover may have to pay income tax

Team TC

Paytm staff sold shares worth $150 million, valuing the company at $15 billion, according to founder Vijay Sharma. Indian startups ....

22 August, 2019

MeitY reaches out to stakeholders for feedback on ecommerce biz data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has reached out to a select group of stakeholders for comments ....

20 August, 2019

Startups freed from angel tax blues

Payal Ganguly

The government has clarified that provisions for relaxation from angel tax also applies to companies that had received assessment ....

13 August, 2019

Angel tax breather for startups, central body soon to handle complaints against ecommerce firms

Payal Ganguly

Startups battling notices on angel tax can breathe easy after the recent clarification from the finance ministry, which said that ....

9 August, 2019

Finance ministry clarification helps startups breathe easy on angel tax

Payal Ganguly

A clarification issued by the finance ministry on Wednesday has provided some relief to startups recognised by the Department ....

8 August, 2019

Cab aggregators face regulatory music, CCI rules in favour of OYO

Payal Ganguly

Tough norms are likely to be implemented by the central government to check ride-hailing firms. Competition Commission says OYO ....

2 August, 2019

Amazon looking for stable ecommerce policy in India

Payal Ganguly

Seattle-headquartered ecommerce giant Amazon is hopeful of a stable ecommerce policy to be announced by the Indian government.  “Our ....

26 July, 2019

Centre to incentivise ministries, state govts to buy via GeM

Payal Ganguly

Various central ministries and state governments will be incentivised to procure products and services from the Government e-Marketplace ....

19 July, 2019

Policy Wrap: Piyush Goyal says no ecommerce watchdog; zero MDR spooks fintechs

Payal Ganguly

While, payments companies continued to distress over finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2019 proposal to levy ....

12 July, 2019