Regulating E-Commerce in India A Work in Progress

“Electronic-Commerce “means buying or selling of goods and services over an electronic or a digital network. The digital revolution has provided access to a large variety of products at competitive prices and India has also been a significant part of this digital revolution. In recent years India is witnessing consistent growth in the E-Commerce market. With large increasing digital literacy and mobile use across India, the Indian e-commerce sector has seen a boom which no industry has ever witnessed. Electronic commerce technologies have changed the structure and environment of business worldwide. E commerce is gaining popularity over traditional commerce because it offers versatility and advantages of business and customers.
For an E commerce merchant world’s online population is its potential market. It creates boundary less virtual market place without any geographical limitations. The e-commerce growth has not only affected the businesses by giving a virtual space for selling products online and create more avenues for revenue but also led to the creation of a number of job opportunities and eased out lives of modern day consumers. This paper deals with privacy and protection issues of E commerce. The government of India enacted Information and Technology Act in year 2000 to give legal recognition to digital records, digital signature and other electronic transaction. This paper explains the laws governing Ecommerce in India and what are the drawbacks in these laws while providing some suggestions for the same.
Keywords: India, protection, legal, privacy, intellectual property.

Protection of Rights of Aged Persons in India: An Analysis towards Implementation and Awareness

The duty of supporting the infant children is necessary to be enforced for the preservation of our race and the duty of maintaining aged persons is equally necessary to be enforced for his happiness. Growing old is a natural process that every human undergoes in one’s lifetime. It basically refers to the decline in the functional capacity that occurs due to physiological transformation. Senior citizens are an asset to a society with their pool of varied experiences, ideas, knowledge and expertise. The moral duty to maintain parents is recognized by all people. However, so far as law is concerned, the position and extent of such liability varies from community to community. Most senior citizens are unaware of their rights, either because of illiteracy or lack of awareness. Various international attempts have been made by the UN General Assembly 1991 to address the concerns of senior citizens . United Nations have also declared 1st of October as International Day for older persons. Various national efforts have also been made to protect the interests of the old aged. In India at present there are very few legislative measures to protect the elderly people’s rights. But there are various schemes and policies introduced by the Central Government from time to time for protecting the interests of the aged persons and that could be reached only by the minimum population of the concerned category. The reason might be lack of implementation on one side and lack of awareness on the other side. Hence, this paper is an attempt to analyze the legal and constitutional rights of aged persons, policies and schemes introduced for the benefit of senior citizens in India and also highlight some information about its working and implementation.