In order to recommend disciplinary measures to the e-commerce sector, the government has formed a 16-member body to maintain consumer trust.
The committee is tasked with providing counseling in the next 15 days to tackle issues regarding the digital commerce sector and 2 months to construct a structure and procedures for a strong regulatory framework.
There has been a public outcry for long delays in delivery of goods by some e-commerce platforms with these consumers making advance payment and cases being filed against Eorange and Evaly over embezzlement of buyers’ funds.
The committee will consist of senior officials from ministries and government agencies which include Bangladesh Bank and law enforcement agencies and will be directed by the director general of the Central Digital Commerce Cell of the commerce ministry.
The committee will initiate meetings every month recommending different measures to the government with the e-commerce sector.