Photo: HT
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Delhi HC to hear IAMAI in e-commerce FDI case

HC asks Internet and Mobile Association of India to furnish a complete list of its members

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Monday agreed to hear the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in an ongoing case related to alleged violation of foreign direct investment (FDI) norms by online retailers.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked IAMAI to furnish a complete list of its members. IAMAI, a lobby group, sought to move the court claiming that the court’s orders in the case had a direct impact on its members.

The case started with a plea from the All India Footwear Manufacturers and Retailers Association (AIFMRA), which alleged that online retailers were violating FDI norms by selling directly to consumers.

IAMAI seeks to oppose the plea of the AIFMRA, it told the court on Monday.

On 19 November, Endlaw had directed a probe into 21 e-commerce websites for possible violations of FDI norms.

Yet another case being heard by the Delhi high court was by the Retailers Association of India, which sought parity in FDI norms between physical retailers and e-retailers.

The next hearing in the AIDMRA case is on 26 February.