The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which lays down norms on quality and safety of goods sold in the country, has been negotiating with various stakeholders to set new standards for several issues ranging from standardization of invoices and websites.
The Bureau aims to set standards for services provided by ecommerce companies and aggregators like Flipkart, Ola, AirBnB, etc. These standards will touch upon areas which are outside the scope of the ecommerce policy in order to avoid any overlap.
It also plans to introduce certification for secure websites in order to curb the menace of fly-by-night operators in the digital commerce industry. The certification will help consumers to identify the reliable operators. The bureau has set up various committees to decide these standards. All major companies including Snapdeal, Flipkart and JioMart are a part of these committees.