wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

‘Flipkart abuses its dominant position,’ online vendors tell NCLAT

On July 30, during the first hearing of All India Online Vendors Association’s (AIOVA) appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) clean chit to Flipkart over the issue of abuse of dominant position to favour “preferred sellers” through unfair and discriminatory pricing, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) questioned the nature of Flipkart as a platform and scheduled the next hearing for August 14 at 11:30 am. In the Chairperson’s Court, the three-person bench, comprising NCLAT Chairperson Justice S. J. Mukopadhaya, Justice A. I. S. Cheema (Judicial Member), and Kanthi Narahari (Technical Member), instructed Chanakya Basa, who was representing AIOVA, to answer three questions in the next hearing: What is the product that online vendors sell? Is it a virtual product (referring to data collection by Flipkart)? How do members of AIOVA use the platform? Does AIOVA pay to use Flipkart’s platform, unlike the general public who instead give up their data? Amit Sibal, Rajshekhar Rao and Yaman Verma are representing Flipkart in this case. There is no CCI lawyer on record. Tribunal: Is Flipkart abusing its dominance? Justice Mukopadhaya asked Basa what Flipkart’s market share was to understand if the company truly dominated the market. Basa cited a news report which predicted that Flipkart would account for 40% of the market share. The judge refused to accept it on the grounds that it was a projection that was used to justify allegations of current market dominance. He further said that a 40% market share meant that 60%…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Send me tips at aditi@medianama.com. Email for Signal/WhatsApp.

Free Reads

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

News

Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ