Praveen Khandelwal

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Praveen Khandelwal said : "In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a 'Front' namely 'Samara AIF', not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon," External link

business-standard Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed," External link

business-standard Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a ‘Front’ namely ‘Samara AIF’, not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore – a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a 'Front' namely 'Samara AIF', not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore – a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal wrote : "In the present case, it has been noticed that several Banks including State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank,, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HSBC Bank, RBL Bank and others have entered into an unholy alliance with e-commerce companies prominently with Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, forming a cartel and thereby granting 10 percent cash back and other incentives in lieu of making payments using respective bank cards while purchasing goods from online portals," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “the Delhi traders are ready to co-operate with the government but it has to work at every level for better functioning of the markets and making mere tall claims will never benefit the people of Delhi” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT sent a letter on November 17 to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on the issue of closure of markets in Delhi, urging them to consult the trader community across Delhi before taking any such decision,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Whatever decision the central government takes the traders in Delhi will accept it,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive," External link

economictimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "There was a countrywide support for our campaign to celebrate 'Hindustani Diwali' [Indian Diwali] this year by boycotting Chinese products. The traders and people of the country gave a strong & big jolt to China along with the lesson not to take India for granted," External link

aa-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "Traders across the country adopted Vocal for Local and Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance India) call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling Indian goods," External link

aa-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "There was a countrywide support for our campaign to celebrate 'Hindustani Diwali' [Indian Diwali] this year by boycotting Chinese products. The traders and people of the country gave a strong big jolt to China along with the lesson not to take India for granted," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "Traders across the country adopted Vocal for Local and Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance India) call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling Indian goods," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "All the above investments are in violation of FEMA Rules and Regulations and we call upon the government to take immediate action," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Company ) : "The recent statement made by Indian origin Future Retail group to go for liquidation as a consequence of a acquisition battle of Amazon reminds us the colonial era when East India Company initiated the process of killing Indian business ecosystem in the same manner by acquiring Indian States one by one and controlled & monopolised Indian business," External link

news18 Monday, November 2, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Company ) : “The recent statement made by Indian origin Future Retail group to go for liquidation as a consequence of a acquisition battle of Amazon reminds us the colonial era when East India Company initiated the process of killing Indian business ecosystem in the same manner by acquiring Indian States one by one and controlled & monopolised Indian business,” External link

india Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “has landed into a unique situation where both CAIT and Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh has already filed an appeal in the double bench of the Karnataka High Court challenging the single judge bench order of the High Court made on February,14,2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This is a strong direction to Karnataka High Court since the issue has been hanging fire since January 13 when CCI initiated investigation proceedings against and Flipkart,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 26, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This appeal is already pending before the two-judge Bench and the matter is likely to come up for hearing very soon,” “Whereas, as per the order of the Supreme Court, the Single Judge Bench is to hear the matter again and decide the same within 6 weeks” External link

business-standard Monday, October 26, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 23, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : ”In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

wsau Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

4-traders Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

trust Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The market should not be concentrated in few hands. Such a scenario always leads to monopoly and consequently unfair domination by the large player(s). We vehemently oppose deep discounting and predatory pricing. It will severely impact the small retailers,” External link

business-standard Monday, August 31, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Every year about 30 crore idols of Lord Ganesh are purchased across country" External link

mid-day Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It seems quite clear that China has designed a well planned strategy to make an intrusion into the Indian Banking sector which is quite well regulated and is very important for the financial health of the country,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Customers are very sensitive to eating outside now, so all restaurants are under great stress; the government needs to think about them” External link

expressindia Friday, August 7, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have been running a ‘Boycott China’ campaign since June. The pressure on Chinese brands was growing. Vivo’s exit is a result of this,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Even as the lockdown was relaxed, store footfall was only 10 per cent. Most of these traders do not have deep pockets to sustain this severe economic catastrophe and on the other hand have several financial obligations to meet. At this crucial time, handholding of these traders is all the more much required,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "No support policy from the central or state governments is yet another crucial factor which is haunting the traders," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “If they really want to comply with the rules, it is a matter of 2-3 days and not 2-3 months which these companies are demanding,” “Under no circumstances should the August 1 deadline be extended and even existing product listings should comply with the said deadline” External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal confirmed : “No export after June 29 to Bangladesh. A large number of trucks loaded with Indian goods are not being allowed,” External link

aa-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal confirmed : "No export after June 29 to Bangladesh. A large number of trucks loaded with Indian goods are not being allowed," External link

haberler-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We wish to state that Chinese companies have major investments in many startups in India and the few majors are Flipkart , Paytm Mall, Paytm.com, Swiggy, Ola, OYO, Zomato, Policybazaar, BigBasket, Delhivery, MakeMyTrip, Dream 11, Hike, Snapdeal , Udaan, Lenskart.com, Byjus Classes, Citrus Tech etc.,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Manu Kumar Jain ) : “At a time when the entire country is deeply saddened and upset with the Chinese brutality against the Indian soldiers, Manu Kumar Jain is trying to please his Chinese masters by downplaying the mood of the nation,” External link

india Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “If the government can implement this clause on GeM portal then why can’t e-commerce companies do it?” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Moving ahead further, the CAIT will also contact people in other important sectors including media personnel, bureaucrats, employees of private companies, students, charted accountants, religious leaders, resident welfare associations, and armed forces to join the campaign being run under the flagship movement," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT will now contact national organisations of transporters, farmers, hawkers, small-scale industries, consumers and entrepreneurs and connect them with this campaign,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT will now contact national organisations of transporters, farmers, hawkers, small-scale industries, consumers and entrepreneurs and connect them with this campaign,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “When the government can implement the decision on its GeM portal, why can’t the e-commerce companies do it?” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will approach various celebrities and motivate them to give up these endorsements, keeping in view the sentiments of Indian citizens,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added ( about India Traders ) : “Traders are highly shaken…they are not able to revive their activities for want of finances. There are hardly any customers but we have to still pay taxes and employees’ salaries,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “After the aggressive steps announced jointly by the Centre and the Delhi government to deal with the situation at present, we decided to keep markets open. Trader associations will be free to take a decision on what suits them, depending on local factors,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The steps announced by the home minister to ramp up contact tracing and testing will definitely prove beneficial and the decision to construct makeshift hospitals and medical facilities under the joint supervision of the central government will expedite the facilities for Covid-19 patients,” External link

business-standard Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Such a statement has caused a huge stir and immense fear and panic among the markets and citizens of Delhi. The Supreme Court has also expressed concerns over the ‘horrendous, horrific and pathetic’ state of affairs in Delhi. The apex court has also taken serious cognizance of reduction in number of tests being performed daily,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In wholesale markets, customers from outside Delhi are not coming, whereas in the retail markets, local customers are not coming at all, which is directly due to the fear of pandemic….CAIT will hold a videoconference with the leading traders of Delhi tomorrow [Saturday] and take a final decision regarding the markets closure on the basis of consensus” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In wholesale markets, customers from outside Delhi are not coming, whereas in the retail markets, local customers are not coming at all, which is directly due to the fear of pandemic….CAIT will hold a videoconference with the leading traders of Delhi tomorrow [Saturday] and take a final decision regarding the markets closure on the basis of consensus” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "As a result of these initiatives, imports from China have dropped from USD 76 billion in 2017-18 to USD 70 billion at present. This USD 6 billion import decline tells the true story of the use of indigenous goods and changing consumer sentiments," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “As a result of these initiatives, imports from China have dropped from USD 76 billion in 2017-18 to USD 70 billion at present. This USD 6 billion import decline tells the true story of the use of indigenous goods and changing consumer sentiments,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "After the coronavirus crisis, there has been a major shift in the mindset of consumers. Now, they are willing to pay higher prices for a good that they consider to have higher quality and one that comes with adequate guarantees. After the rampant spread of COVID-19, people are scared of Chinese goods," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "If companies that have their units placed in China want to relocate to India, that will be a win-win situation because that will cut down cost for traders, including import and travel costs. The traders will also be able to capture high-quality goods at a reasonable price and will be able to compete with global markets," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added ( about India Traders ) : "Most of the imported materials from China are either of finished products, raw materials or spare parts needed in the electronics industry. As far is finished goods are concerned, they can easily be produced in India as well. There is a general consensus in the trader community that they will import nothing from China except those items which are not available in any other country," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It would have been ideal if a common set of guidelines, led by the centre, had been put in place rather than permitting states to decide individually. There is confusion among traders. I am hoping this will settle down,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be a very strange situation for the customers as different shops sell different types of merchandise, so if the customer comes to the market in a day he would probably be deprived of the choice,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "These traders have stood firmly with the government and the people to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities so that every citizen had substantial supplies during the lockdown. About 45 per cent are catering to the needs in rural India with very limited resources. The axe of lockdown will fall on them in a most brutal manner. While most retailers are struggling to revive their business activities, about 20 per cent of marginal traders will have to close down without hand-holding," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Traders can’t do this alone. In many cases across the country, a peculiar situation will arise whereby traders conduct their business in one state, such as Delhi, but reside in cities of other neighbouring states,” External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Strengthening of supply chain with upgraded technology will be the silver line of the economic package. His emphasis on ' local' clearly indicates the priority of the government to push domestic products. We expect a major shift change in future policies of the government which will definitely boost the production and consumption of Indian goods," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “There is going to be a massive disruption, and the government should enforce the PM’s request that people should stay wherever they were. Conditions for daily-wage workers must be improved,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In states like Punjab and Uttarakhand, over 50% shops were allowed to open but in many states either the shops could not open or those which opened were asked to close down by the local authorities” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In states like Punjab and Uttarakhand, more than 50 per cent shops were allowed to open but in many states either the shops could not open or those which opened were asked to close down by the local authorities," External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is unfortunate that the e-commerce companies have become habitual offenders in misinterpreting MHA guidelines and twisting it in their favour to misguide the various State Governments and authorities and to create unnecessary confusion,” External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is no mention of allowing e-commerce to deliver non- essentials in Orange or Green Zones,” External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “We have never protested against e-commerce in India but against the companies indulging in malpractices. This marketplace aims to provide a clean platform for traders and an assurance of genuine products for consumers. Traders will also have a stake in the venture,” External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This has now grown to over 90 cities in a matter of two weeks. The learnings from the pilot will allow us to scale to many more locations and soon to categories beyond groceries,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Even the existing inventory is unprotected and the quality is fast deteriorating. Cases of theft have also risen in unprotected and unguarded markets," External link

economictimes Friday, May 1, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Even the existing inventory is unprotected and the quality is fast deteriorating. Cases of theft have also risen in unprotected and unguarded markets," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “We have never protested against e-commerce in India but against the companies indulging in malpractices and vitiating the ecosystem. We are trying to clear all that with this marketplace,” “Indian e-commerce is a very vast market. If any entity follows the government guidelines in letter and spirit, we don’t have problems with anyone. There shouldn’t be predatory pricing, deep discount, preferential seller treatment and it must empower small sellers,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We are onboarding 15-20 such technology providers in a month’s time. The platform will be based on geotagging,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “demolished sinister plan of e-commerce companies to trade in non-essential commodities. Accepting the objection of CAIT, the MHA excluded the permission granted earlier and now e-commerce can trade only in essential commodities,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be especially useful for tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The platform will have manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and distributors in place — a one-stop solution for grocery supply chain,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 27, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be especially useful for tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The platform will have manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and distributors in place — a one-stop solution for grocery supply chain,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 27, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is now the onus of the state governments to issue necessary permissions to implement the Central government order. While traders welcome the revised guidelines, we believe not many states will be willing to take such a step immediately other than a few like Odisha and Goa,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "We appeal to traders across the country to not open their shops in their extreme enthusiasm. Since trade and shops is a state subject, only states governments are empowered to take the decision," External link

mid-day Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "State governments have to take a decision in this regard and accordingly the shops can be opened," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This vast, and purely Indian, e-commerce portal will make all efforts to onboard about 7 crore traders of the country. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers of all verticals of domestic trade and consumers will be an integral part of this e-commerce platform,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Indian consumers acknowledge the tireless efforts of local kirana stores in ensuring essential supplies during Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown. Indian consumers have always supported businesses and solutions that work for their larger and long-term good,” External link

news18 Friday, April 24, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "CAIT demolished spinster plan of e-commerce companies to trade in non-essential commodities. Thanks to HM Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal," External link

news18 Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Retailers will definitely not be in a position to maintain buffer stock like they did during normal times,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "Keeping in view the extension of the lockdown, it is necessary to enhance the numbers of shops considerably dealing in essential commodities so that people, in general, may not suffer in procuring their daily needs," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The system for issuing e-passes is not effective in all states and should be standardised,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We are already in the day 12 [Saturday] of the lockdown. The system of issuing e-passes for transporting essential goods must be streamlined. In many cases, passes have not been issued even after four or five days of applying. Additionally, some are being rejected without any reasons being given. This may disrupt the supply chain,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have suggested that authorities may allow the recognised traders associations to issue passes to drivers and merchants with, along with government officials, after following due process, in a phased manner. This could help facilitate movement of goods and services, while also maintaining the sanctity of the lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “India’s local kirana stores have shown tremendous resolve and determination to stand with the nation in these difficult times whereas the so-called multinational e-commerce giants who talk big about their technological prowess have all meekly surrendered to the situation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Finished goods’ imports from China, the USA and Europe, which are reeling under Covid-19, will take more time to normalise. The import cycle and supply chain might take longer to get back on track,” External link

india Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "Retailers have stock that will last only for three to four days. There is an urgent need to refill their stock," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "To transport goods, wholesalers need passes. In some states, they are facing challenges to get passes," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “Retailers have stock that will last only for three to four days. There is an urgent need to refill their stock,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “To transport goods, wholesalers need passes. In some states, they are facing challenges to get passes,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We said let there be a health protocol for workers and maybe allow 50 per cent staff to come to factories,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 30, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We said let there be a health protocol for workers and maybe allow 50 per cent staff to come to factories,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 30, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "We have seen the Prime Minister having great concern for each countrymen appealing the country very emotionally which has touched the heart of every people of India and as such ,the trading community will not leg behind in extending all cooperation at this hour of critical crisis for the nation," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “As per the formula, government can pay 50 per cent of the wages, 25 per cent will be borne by the retailer and the employee will forego the remaining 25 per cent,” External link

asianage Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Delhi Metro ) : “Nearly 1.5 million traders and their three million employees observed a lockdown on Sunday in the city. As many as 3,000 commercial markets remained shut hence business worth Rs 500 crore was not done in Delhi,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "The Confederation of All India Traders has supported the announcement of a lockdown in Delhi as it will be of great help to contain community transmission of the coronavirus in Delhi. In accordance with the lockdown, CAIT has issued an advisory to all trade associations in Delhi to convey the message that every trader will have to keep his shop closed from tomorrow to March 31, 2020," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We were the first to urge the governments to lock down the city for the safety of all the citizens. We support this announcement and we will ensure that all the traders abide by the directives,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have sent a circular to all major markets asking them close for three days. Only shops selling essential items and groceries in colonies will remain open. I hope all will come together to fight the spread of the virus. We will review the situation Tuesday,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “At least 15 lakh traders in Delhi and about 7 crore all over the country will down their shutters on Sunday to participate in the Janata Curfew. This is the first time when traders have to take such a decision in view of the pandemic. The decision was taken unanimously last night,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “However, if the government takes any such decision, traders will comply,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Trade association leaders will consider all pros and cons of any shutdown, as the shops of traders are first points of contact for more than 1.3 billion people for meeting their requirements,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Loss of production in China was estimated 85%-90% in February and 40%-60% in March. Since India is dependent on China for import of finished goods, raw material required for production and spare parts for assembling finished goods, therefore, the production loss is affecting us,” External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "Loss of production in China was estimated 85%-90% in February and 40%-60% in March. Since India is dependent on China for import of finished goods, raw material required for production and spare parts for assembling finished goods, therefore, the production loss is affecting us," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is a clear business impact. People are avoiding crowded places and gatherings across cities. This is hitting business, both at traditional and modern trade outlets, during the Holi season, which kicked off from Saturday,” External link

business-standard Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal says : “Under long term measures, the government should carve out ways and means to ensure that overdependence on any country should not happen as it will cripple our economy,” External link

thenational Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "Industry participants have sought support from the Indian government (in terms of credit, technology, logistics, etc.) to unclog bottlenecks in the supply chains by building a formidable alternative to Chinese supplies," External link

dnaindia Friday, February 28, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since COVID-19 broke out in January, the trade and industry in China have been hampered and there is no msanufacturing or supply of goods. Because of the deadly virus, Indian importers have stopped importing goods from China and have cancelled their visits to China or other countries where there has been an outbreak of the virus,” External link

thehindu Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since COVID-19 broke out in January, the trade and industry in China have been hampered and there is no msanufacturing or supply of goods. Because of the deadly virus, Indian importers have stopped importing goods from China and have cancelled their visits to China or other countries where there has been an outbreak of the virus,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal alleged : “When they have openly been saying that they are fully compliant to all laws, let there be an investigation. The very effort to stop the investigation is a testimony to their unethical practices,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “Amazon claims it follows the FDI policy; then why is it opposing investigation?” External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “Amazon claims that it follows the FDI policy, then why they are opposing the investigation?” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 10, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since DVM had already filed a caveat with the Bangalore High Court in the past, Amazon will not be able to get an instant stay on the order without our arguments being heard in the Court,” External link

economictimes Monday, February 10, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "15,00,000 businessmen from Delhi and employees working under them will vote in favor of BJP on Saturday," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The inability of the courts to adjudicate these cases in a timely manner is a serious infringement of the fundamental rights of litigants. This mistrust of cheques encouraged a move towards cash transactions which brought a host of their own problems, such as counterfeit notes, corruption, and large amounts of untraceable and untaxable money,” External link

economictimes Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "This strategy will ultimately strengthen domestic trade and small industry. 7 crore traders of the country welcome this shift in government policy which is domestic trade centric," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This strategy will ultimately strengthen domestic trade and small industry. 7 crore traders of the country welcome this shift in government policy which is domestic trade centric,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “When you search for a product, they (the platforms) show their products, which are cheaper than those offered by competing third-party sellers,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is cannibalisation and cartelisation happening on the platforms,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This is a disadvantage for other sellers on the platform,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are not against e-commerce and (are) rather of the considered opinion that e-commerce is a rapidly growing future mode of business and have undertaken a task to align the trading community with e-commerce by creating individual e-store of every trader in the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "However, we are against the Companies which are flouting FDI Policy of the Government for their own gains," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are not against e-commerce and (are) rather of the considered opinion that e-commerce is a rapidly growing future mode of business and have undertaken a task to align the trading community with e-commerce by creating individual e-store of every trader in the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "However, we are against the Companies which are flouting FDI Policy of the Government for their own gains," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We want Indian e-commerce market free from all glitches, unhealthy and unfair business practices, and till the government takes any action, our national agitation will continue," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “The goal of Amazon and Flipkart is to bring in crony capitalism in India, dominate and monopolize the market, wipe out the competition, and leave consumers with no choice,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “For the first time, these companies have come under the regulatory spotlight in India,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "The economy of this country has been run by traders since Independence, and we will keep running it in future too. If any foreign company wants to do business in India, it has to follow the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and laws of the land in letter and spirit," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In light of order to probe e-commerce predatory practices issued by CCI ( Competition Commission of India) yesterday, we will approach the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman this week, asking for a separate investigation in GST and income tax return filings by etailers,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Jeff Bezos ) : “Bezos and Amazon have already destroyed many small businesses and are now trying to build a false narrative of empowering small retailers,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 13, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Jeff Bezos ) : “Bezos and Amazon have already destroyed many small businesses and are now trying to build a false narrative of empowering small retailers,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “These SMB summits will not help the businessmen of this country. E-commerce firms have been engaging with SMBs and entrepreneurs from the last five years, but it has been of no help to them. CAIT has come to their rescue and we seek PM Modi’s intervention for the same,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon already has 5 lakh retailers on their portals. Let them announce what all they have done so far to empower the existing retailers on their platform. What is the quantum of business these retailers are doing annually since the last five years? Were any of them listed as top 20 sellers during the last five years? The answers to these questions will expose Amazon. It’s nothing but just eyewash to set right the wrongdoing,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "Rs 3,000 to be given after 30 years of paying premium will hardly have any value. Why have traders aged between 40 and 55 years been kept out of the scheme? The government can increase premium for this age group (40-55) instead of depriving them of the scheme's benefits. These are two big drawbacks," External link

business-standard Monday, January 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company," External link

iol Monday, December 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal disse : "O motivo da Amazon e Flipkart não é fazer negócios, mas monopolizar e controlar" External link

uol Monday, December 2, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 2, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

economictimes Monday, December 2, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There are chances that more foreign companies will do business in India with similar practices and the e-commerce and retail trade having an annual turnover of more than $633 billion dollar approx. (INR 4.5 million crore) will be hijacked and get monopolised in few hands,” External link

ruvr-en Monday, November 25, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Hence we requested the government to nominate an ombudsman for the e-commerce sector. Though, the ombudsman will not have powers to formulate policies on behalf of the sector, it will look into the complaints of the industry and will have the authority to take up issues suo moto,” External link

asianage Friday, November 8, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The e-commerce biggies are circumventing the law, causing huge GST and income-tax revenue loss to the government, grossly manipulating for controlling inventory and bypassing the FDI policy,” External link

asianage Friday, November 8, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The Delhi trade which has been acknowledged as the largest distribution centre of goods in the country is already reeling under an unprecedented slowdown and the traders are finding it difficult to survive in the business and the steep hike in minimum wages will result into unnecessary huge financial load on the traders," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Policy is the domain of every country and if multinational corporations (the reference is to the Indian arms of Amazon and Wal-Mart) wish to carry on business, they are under obligation to follow the policy in letter and spirit. Before raising any voice on policy, these firms should realise that their business model across the globe is controversial and questionable,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 28, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "These kind of rhetorics by global players are nothing but a pressure tactic to find a headway into the large existing business potential of India's Rs 45 lakh crore retail market.." External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "We urge you not to concede any ground to these unscrupulous corporates or buckle to the pressure which they are attempting to create for their own personal gains by disregarding the sanctity of India's well defined laws and policies," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “The minister said that he is aware of the issue and that the government will ensure there is a level playing field between online and offline players without compromising the laws. He also asked the traders to take the e-commerce route for growth,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "This will not only enhance the convenience and safety of payments but also create new business opportunities for merchants, increasing their contribution to the Indian economy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told ( about Piyush Goyal ) : “We can prove how the two companies have been engaging with these practices based on the evidence we have. The meeting didn’t offer any solution. We will again take this matter with the minister Piyush Goyal and would seek an independent audit on their business models,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The court has set 15th October for hearing the case before which Amazon and Flipkart have to reply to the notice,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Enforcement Directorate ) : “Since the minister is fully aware of the matter that was explained to him on Wednesday by CAIT, we intend to hold further dialogues with him only. The court case filed by us against and Flipkart in the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court will come for hearing on October 15. The Union government, Enforcement Directorate and both companies have to submit their reply on the petition of CAIT before that,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The minister firmly said the government is committed to implement the FDI policy in its letter and spirit. No predatory pricing or deep discounting will be allowed. Any re-routing of business in e-commerce will not be allowed,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The minister firmly said the government was committed to implement the FDI (foreign direct investment) policy in its letter and spirit. No predatory pricing or deep discounting will be allowed under any circumstances. Any re-routing of business in e-commerce will not be allowed. E-commerce companies will have to work only as a marketplace, as spelt out in FDI policy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The system of cash on delivery should be stopped and all payments by consumers should be made digitally. An e-commerce ombudsman should be constituted to look into the grievances of the consumers. The condition of data localisation should be made mandatory for such e-commerce companies," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "The discounts they are offering are unbelievable, which is even lower than the lending cost. The customer who are suppose to come to the market have diverted to the online market," External link

siliconindia Friday, October 4, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart don’t own the inventory on their platforms so can they give discounts because the goods belong to the sellers,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We believe e-commerce is the future and we are not against it but there has to be a level playing field to compete. We have urged the Finance Minister to investigate business models of e-commerce companies and their tax avoidance,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It’s a proactive approach of the government which will bring relief to about 50 lakh traders across the country,” External link

asianage Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “There is no slowdown in the domestic automobile sector. They are saying this to get a package from the government,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “For example, the cost price of each commodity, the sale price of each commodity, and HSN code of each item are now asked by the government. These weren’t required when GST was introduced. Hence, GST filing softwares don’t have provision to fill these details,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Keeping in view the policies of the Government, it is imperative for traders to be on e-commerce,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 9, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT has taken a serious note of the declarations by several e-commerce companies to hold festival sales, thereby offering deep discounts, which will be against the foreign direct investment policy,” External link

business-standard Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The celebrities or brand ambassadors charge quite a huge amount much larger than Rs 10 lakhs for endorsing any product and in the event of action against any misleading advertisement, payment of Rs 10 lakhs as penalty will be the easiest way for them to escape from the liability” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 6, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There certainly is a slowdown in the market,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “these companies offer sale but if they claim to be just a marketplace then how can they do that because goods lie with registered sellers?” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We believe that there are some corporate investors who had earlier lobbied for FDI in multi-brand retail. They couldn’t enter into retail trade and it seems they are the ones who are operating from behind the curtain,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Also, the length of the form should be reduced from five-six pages to one page,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Now that the Supreme Court has already constituted a Special Task Force headed by the Vice-Chairman of the DDA, there is no longer any justification to continue with the monitoring committee and hence the 13-year-old committee should be abolished by the Supreme Court. The government is working to improve the future of Delhi and should immediately bring an amnesty scheme” External link

Hindu Monday, August 12, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Earlier, it was the farmers and now entrepreneurs and tomorrow may be some other section. It is a dangerous trend and needs to be stopped here,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “There is an acute liquidity crunch and overall business is slowing down. Even after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the repo rate by 75 basis points, banks are reluctant to reduce their lending rates,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Pension to traders on attaining the age of 60 years with Aadhar card is a proactive step which was a long pending demand of CAIT. The announcement of creation of a Payment platform for immediate payments for the supplies made to the government departments will encourage more capital flow in the market," External link

asianage Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Serious steps are needed to link the rest with computerised systems and the government should provide 50 per cent subsidy,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “While the government has moved to e-system (of doing business) but only 35 per cent of 7 crore traders so far have been able to computerise their business. The government should give 50 per cent subsidy for the remaining traders to go digital,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “You cannot generate a new form cannot because only one form is generated with your respective GST number,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “If exemption will be based on the last 10-year price index then that it is of not much help. Hence the income tax exemption should be as per the price index,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is regretted that so far traders were neglected in the representation in different boards and committees of the government. It is strongly demanded that following the principle of participatory governance, traders should be given representation. About seven crore traders are providing employment to 30 crore people and generating an annual turnover of about ~45 trillion. They are an important constituent of the economy and deserve their place in policy making bodies and other forums,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “She [Nirmala Sitharaman] has said she will have a look at all our issues and whenever the need arises, she will consult us regarding the same,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Only then will consumers and traders’ will better use digital payments,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There has to be a registration system for each and every e-commerce player, big or small. A clear distinction should be drawn between marketplace and others. In the policy, stringent penal provisions should be added, so that immediate and effective action can be taken against anyone violating the policy. The policy should put the brakes on predatory pricing, deep discounting, and loss funding, so as to provide a level playing field,” External link

business-standard Friday, June 7, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “More important issue is digital payment which is the core agenda of the government. We also want to work with the government for extension, adoption and acceptance of digital payments among trading community,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 31, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will remind the government of all the promises. We will press for a quick implementation of these schemes by including them in the upcoming Finance Bill in July,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Among all poll surveys, the poll survey of CAIT was found to be the most accurate. The CAIT on the basis of a national survey conducted among traders and their consumers predicted 290 seats for BJP and 50 seats for NDA allies,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will aggressively remind Modi of his promises. We have done our job and duty of getting our community members to vote for him and the BJP. It is their turn now to fulfill our aspirations especially given that the prime minister promised it. The fact that six of them: national traders welfare board, national policy for retail trade, Pension to traders attaining 60 years, Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for traders, issuance of vyapari credit card on the pattern of kisan credit car and loans up to Rs 50 lakhs without any collateral security. We hope that these promises will be fulfilled,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : “This will be the first time that traders will vote as a bloc in Delhi,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "We will mull upon it internally and then make a public announcement on with whom the trader should stand during the Lok Sabha polls," External link

asianage Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “We have sent our charter to all political parties. And we will wait for the responses to analyze them before giving our mandate to traders on whom to vote,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “Charter carries various demands. Some of them have been addressed and a few are left out. We will talk to BJP leaders regarding that. E-commerce FDI policy is one such thing. But the rest of them have been accepted,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal concluded : “Congress manifesto has not given any importance to the trading community except abolishing e-way bill. So if we compare them both, BJP manifesto carries much weight for the trading community as it has accepted most of the demands made by us for a long time. In totality, it is much better than Congress manifesto,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Amitabh Kant ) : “It is a notional linkage that Mr Kant talked about apart from few sellers, most of the sellers were not being able to do business from these platforms. So he opined that everybody on the platform should get equal opportunity to do business,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

asianage Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Some red herrings need to be changed. First thing’s first, this policy is putting everything on the Standing Group of Secretaries and DPIIT. Instead, this should be through a committee headed by representatives of various stakeholders, so that the workings are answerable to the people and Parliament. The e-commerce policy should provide substantial platform for business. The policy seems to be silent on domestic e-commerce players that is undesirable. They should also be brought under the policy,” External link

business-standard Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The proposed e-commerce policy is in the favour of 7 crore (70 million) local traders and 30 crore (300 million) people whose livelihood is dependent on that. We are expecting the government to announce it (e-commerce policy) before February 25” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In all fairness, the impact of the policy should be evaluated after a month’s time,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “While it is under DPIIT now but I don’t think they would be able to manage the policy. Sooner or later they will have to constitute the authority to monitor the e-commerce business,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In a conversation with senior officials of Ministry of Commerce, it was assured that e-commerce policy is almost ready and will be announced shortly. In a day or two, the government will also consult us on this,” External link

asianage Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Now that DIPP is there, the government does not find an immediate need for a regulator. However, if need be, it will take a call on this after assessing the post-policy situation,” External link

asianage Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” “Players such as Amazon and Walmart are in a major fix post the new guidelines and they will take time to restructure their operations” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal says : “Upgradation and modernisation of the existing format of trade will need drastic changes to make traders aware of the developments and to enable them to accept and adopt the changes,” External link

forbes Monday, February 4, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Congress party’s electoral promise could tilt traders’ and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

news18 Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “I have strong faith in the PM that he will save 7 crore small businesses by not extending the date,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the larger interest of the country and the economy, we request your good self to kindly direct the Ministry of Commerce not to budge against any pressure and do not defer or extend the stipulated date of 1st February 2019 for implementing the policy nor bring any change or amendment in the policy,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “An independent regulatory authority for e-commerce should be constituted to regulate and monitor the e-commerce trade. The said authority should be duly empowered to take action against any entity which defies the policy,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are making it clear to the govt that the traders' community is not going to accept any change in e-commerce FDI norm under any circumstances. If that happens, seven crore traders across the country will not allow these companies to operate," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “We want the government to institute a thorough probe into the business activities of these players in the last 2-3 years,” “They should be strictly penalised if any violation found” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The business community of the country stands in solidarity with the government on issue of changes made in the FDI policy in e-commerce for bringing transparency, level playing field, and fair competition. It brings to end an era of unethical business practices of exclusivity, predatory pricing, deep discounting, and loss funding being constantly adopted by global e-commerce players,” External link

business-standard Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Both online and offline traders in the country will now be able to sell their goods on e-commerce platforms in a transparent manner" External link

business-standard Friday, December 28, 2018 8:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We believe that a marketplace has to remain completely neutral," External link

business-standard Friday, December 28, 2018 8:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Both online and offline traders in the country will now be able to sell their goods on e-commerce platforms in a transparent manner,” “Some multinational companies, which recently struck deals, should also be included in it and it [new norms] should be implemented from April 1, 2018” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:41:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “If the revised norms are not enforced strictly, the outcome will be the same as that of Press Note Number 3. Therefore, we are demanding the formation of a Regulatory Authority empowered to act against companies flouting norms to monitor the e-commerce sector,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We firmly believe the Walmart-Flipkart deal should be rejected. Our petition is pending in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the next date of hearing is in January. If the NCLT does not listen to us we will approach the Supreme Court,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told ( about India Traders ) : “These companies are adopting all kinds of unhealthy business practices including predatory pricing, deep discounting and loss funding to invade the retail trade of India,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Time and again, for the last two months, we have been demanding a total review of the 28% slab so that it can restructured to include only luxury and negative goods,” “We are hopeful that this will happen tomorrow” External link

thehindu Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Market sentiment is at an all-time low. Wholesale trade in India is worth over Rs 40 lakh crore. Last year during the month of Diwali, the market did a business of Rs 3.5 lakh crore, but this year we think by the end of October, sales would be down to Rs 2.5 lakh crore, if not less,” External link

rediff Monday, October 16, 2017 9:09:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "They (e-commerce firms named) do not have ownership of the inventory of the products purported to be sold on their technology platform, how can they offer discounts or discounted prices on the products for which they are not the owners-questioned trade leaders," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:04:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Navratri is a pious festival which symbolises the strength of women and linking condoms with the festival is highly objectionable" External link

bbc Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The dismal performance of GSTN and the lukewarm attitude of state governments towards traders before and after GST has shattered our hopes of a simplified and rationalised tax system,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:06:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Today 96 per cent of transactions are done in cash and our country has only about 25 lakh POS terminals. This needs to increase rapidly," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We all know the goods and services tax is on the cards. In GST regime, the whole process of payments is on the basis of digital money. Sooner or later, we’d all have to start making payments digitally. FDI in retail was an immediate threat to us. We still had some breathing time during demonetisation to change the way we were doing business. In retail FDI, the way they would do business we would not stand a chance,” External link

rediff Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "There are 50 prime cities from which business flows down the line, and 30 of these are goods distribution centres. If we can digitize these cities in 2017, it will be a big achievement and will set the momentum for the rest of the country. The success of this CAIT's initiative will only start bearing results when such workshops are held within local communities for them to acknowledge the necessity of joining this bandwagon," External link

economictimes Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The present situation requires immediate attention of the State and the Central governments. They should make special arrangements to ensure smooth flow of essential goods," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Generation of black money should be plugged in the first instance and therefore there is a need to identify the sources of black money generation. Any ban on cash consumption without restricting its sources of generation will prove to be much counter productive" External link

economictimes Sunday, July 17, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT



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Praveen Khandelwal said : "In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a 'Front' namely 'Samara AIF', not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon," External link

business-standard Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed," External link

business-standard Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a ‘Front’ namely ‘Samara AIF’, not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore – a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In our communication to ED we have highlighted how Amazon has invested in More Retail Limited, a MBRT Company and has put up a 'Front' namely 'Samara AIF', not only this, how the AIF structure which has been allowed by SEBI for the purpose of pooling of money of investors for financial investment and returns has been misused to control MBRT companies which could not have been otherwise done by Amazon," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "ED, CCI (Competition Commission of India) and DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industrial Policy and Internal Trade) should examine the same and punish Amazon for all the transgressions by imposing a maximum penalty that is, three times the value of the illegal investments of Rs 48,500 crore – a penalty of Rs 1,44,500 crore must be imposed," External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal wrote : "In the present case, it has been noticed that several Banks including State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank,, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HSBC Bank, RBL Bank and others have entered into an unholy alliance with e-commerce companies prominently with Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, forming a cartel and thereby granting 10 percent cash back and other incentives in lieu of making payments using respective bank cards while purchasing goods from online portals," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “the Delhi traders are ready to co-operate with the government but it has to work at every level for better functioning of the markets and making mere tall claims will never benefit the people of Delhi” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT sent a letter on November 17 to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on the issue of closure of markets in Delhi, urging them to consult the trader community across Delhi before taking any such decision,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Whatever decision the central government takes the traders in Delhi will accept it,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive," External link

economictimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The pros and cons of shutting the markets must be examined. The traders and Trade Associations of Delhi stand fully in solidarity with the government to tackle the COVID situation. However, without consulting the traders, any step taken by the government will be counterproductive,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "There was a countrywide support for our campaign to celebrate 'Hindustani Diwali' [Indian Diwali] this year by boycotting Chinese products. The traders and people of the country gave a strong & big jolt to China along with the lesson not to take India for granted," External link

aa-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "Traders across the country adopted Vocal for Local and Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance India) call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling Indian goods," External link

aa-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "There was a countrywide support for our campaign to celebrate 'Hindustani Diwali' [Indian Diwali] this year by boycotting Chinese products. The traders and people of the country gave a strong big jolt to China along with the lesson not to take India for granted," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "Traders across the country adopted Vocal for Local and Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliance India) call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling Indian goods," External link

yenisafak-en Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "All the above investments are in violation of FEMA Rules and Regulations and we call upon the government to take immediate action," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Company ) : "The recent statement made by Indian origin Future Retail group to go for liquidation as a consequence of a acquisition battle of Amazon reminds us the colonial era when East India Company initiated the process of killing Indian business ecosystem in the same manner by acquiring Indian States one by one and controlled & monopolised Indian business," External link

news18 Monday, November 2, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Company ) : “The recent statement made by Indian origin Future Retail group to go for liquidation as a consequence of a acquisition battle of Amazon reminds us the colonial era when East India Company initiated the process of killing Indian business ecosystem in the same manner by acquiring Indian States one by one and controlled & monopolised Indian business,” External link

india Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “has landed into a unique situation where both CAIT and Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh has already filed an appeal in the double bench of the Karnataka High Court challenging the single judge bench order of the High Court made on February,14,2020,” External link

financialexpress Monday, October 26, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This is a strong direction to Karnataka High Court since the issue has been hanging fire since January 13 when CCI initiated investigation proceedings against and Flipkart,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 26, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This appeal is already pending before the two-judge Bench and the matter is likely to come up for hearing very soon,” “Whereas, as per the order of the Supreme Court, the Single Judge Bench is to hear the matter again and decide the same within 6 weeks” External link

business-standard Monday, October 26, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 23, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : ”In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

wsau Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

4-traders Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In the last two months, despite facing a financial crunch, we have been procuring goods in anticipation that in the festive season we will have considerable footfalls," External link

trust Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The market should not be concentrated in few hands. Such a scenario always leads to monopoly and consequently unfair domination by the large player(s). We vehemently oppose deep discounting and predatory pricing. It will severely impact the small retailers,” External link

business-standard Monday, August 31, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Every year about 30 crore idols of Lord Ganesh are purchased across country" External link

mid-day Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It seems quite clear that China has designed a well planned strategy to make an intrusion into the Indian Banking sector which is quite well regulated and is very important for the financial health of the country,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Customers are very sensitive to eating outside now, so all restaurants are under great stress; the government needs to think about them” External link

expressindia Friday, August 7, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have been running a ‘Boycott China’ campaign since June. The pressure on Chinese brands was growing. Vivo’s exit is a result of this,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Even as the lockdown was relaxed, store footfall was only 10 per cent. Most of these traders do not have deep pockets to sustain this severe economic catastrophe and on the other hand have several financial obligations to meet. At this crucial time, handholding of these traders is all the more much required,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "No support policy from the central or state governments is yet another crucial factor which is haunting the traders," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “If they really want to comply with the rules, it is a matter of 2-3 days and not 2-3 months which these companies are demanding,” “Under no circumstances should the August 1 deadline be extended and even existing product listings should comply with the said deadline” External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal confirmed : “No export after June 29 to Bangladesh. A large number of trucks loaded with Indian goods are not being allowed,” External link

aa-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal confirmed : "No export after June 29 to Bangladesh. A large number of trucks loaded with Indian goods are not being allowed," External link

haberler-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We wish to state that Chinese companies have major investments in many startups in India and the few majors are Flipkart , Paytm Mall, Paytm.com, Swiggy, Ola, OYO, Zomato, Policybazaar, BigBasket, Delhivery, MakeMyTrip, Dream 11, Hike, Snapdeal , Udaan, Lenskart.com, Byjus Classes, Citrus Tech etc.,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Manu Kumar Jain ) : “At a time when the entire country is deeply saddened and upset with the Chinese brutality against the Indian soldiers, Manu Kumar Jain is trying to please his Chinese masters by downplaying the mood of the nation,” External link

india Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “If the government can implement this clause on GeM portal then why can’t e-commerce companies do it?” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Moving ahead further, the CAIT will also contact people in other important sectors including media personnel, bureaucrats, employees of private companies, students, charted accountants, religious leaders, resident welfare associations, and armed forces to join the campaign being run under the flagship movement," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT will now contact national organisations of transporters, farmers, hawkers, small-scale industries, consumers and entrepreneurs and connect them with this campaign,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT will now contact national organisations of transporters, farmers, hawkers, small-scale industries, consumers and entrepreneurs and connect them with this campaign,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “When the government can implement the decision on its GeM portal, why can’t the e-commerce companies do it?” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will approach various celebrities and motivate them to give up these endorsements, keeping in view the sentiments of Indian citizens,” External link

business-standard Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added ( about India Traders ) : “Traders are highly shaken…they are not able to revive their activities for want of finances. There are hardly any customers but we have to still pay taxes and employees’ salaries,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “After the aggressive steps announced jointly by the Centre and the Delhi government to deal with the situation at present, we decided to keep markets open. Trader associations will be free to take a decision on what suits them, depending on local factors,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The steps announced by the home minister to ramp up contact tracing and testing will definitely prove beneficial and the decision to construct makeshift hospitals and medical facilities under the joint supervision of the central government will expedite the facilities for Covid-19 patients,” External link

business-standard Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Such a statement has caused a huge stir and immense fear and panic among the markets and citizens of Delhi. The Supreme Court has also expressed concerns over the ‘horrendous, horrific and pathetic’ state of affairs in Delhi. The apex court has also taken serious cognizance of reduction in number of tests being performed daily,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In wholesale markets, customers from outside Delhi are not coming, whereas in the retail markets, local customers are not coming at all, which is directly due to the fear of pandemic….CAIT will hold a videoconference with the leading traders of Delhi tomorrow [Saturday] and take a final decision regarding the markets closure on the basis of consensus” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In wholesale markets, customers from outside Delhi are not coming, whereas in the retail markets, local customers are not coming at all, which is directly due to the fear of pandemic….CAIT will hold a videoconference with the leading traders of Delhi tomorrow [Saturday] and take a final decision regarding the markets closure on the basis of consensus” External link

thehindu Friday, June 12, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "As a result of these initiatives, imports from China have dropped from USD 76 billion in 2017-18 to USD 70 billion at present. This USD 6 billion import decline tells the true story of the use of indigenous goods and changing consumer sentiments," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “As a result of these initiatives, imports from China have dropped from USD 76 billion in 2017-18 to USD 70 billion at present. This USD 6 billion import decline tells the true story of the use of indigenous goods and changing consumer sentiments,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "After the coronavirus crisis, there has been a major shift in the mindset of consumers. Now, they are willing to pay higher prices for a good that they consider to have higher quality and one that comes with adequate guarantees. After the rampant spread of COVID-19, people are scared of Chinese goods," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "If companies that have their units placed in China want to relocate to India, that will be a win-win situation because that will cut down cost for traders, including import and travel costs. The traders will also be able to capture high-quality goods at a reasonable price and will be able to compete with global markets," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added ( about India Traders ) : "Most of the imported materials from China are either of finished products, raw materials or spare parts needed in the electronics industry. As far is finished goods are concerned, they can easily be produced in India as well. There is a general consensus in the trader community that they will import nothing from China except those items which are not available in any other country," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It would have been ideal if a common set of guidelines, led by the centre, had been put in place rather than permitting states to decide individually. There is confusion among traders. I am hoping this will settle down,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be a very strange situation for the customers as different shops sell different types of merchandise, so if the customer comes to the market in a day he would probably be deprived of the choice,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "These traders have stood firmly with the government and the people to ensure continuous supply of essential commodities so that every citizen had substantial supplies during the lockdown. About 45 per cent are catering to the needs in rural India with very limited resources. The axe of lockdown will fall on them in a most brutal manner. While most retailers are struggling to revive their business activities, about 20 per cent of marginal traders will have to close down without hand-holding," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Traders can’t do this alone. In many cases across the country, a peculiar situation will arise whereby traders conduct their business in one state, such as Delhi, but reside in cities of other neighbouring states,” External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Strengthening of supply chain with upgraded technology will be the silver line of the economic package. His emphasis on ' local' clearly indicates the priority of the government to push domestic products. We expect a major shift change in future policies of the government which will definitely boost the production and consumption of Indian goods," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “There is going to be a massive disruption, and the government should enforce the PM’s request that people should stay wherever they were. Conditions for daily-wage workers must be improved,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In states like Punjab and Uttarakhand, over 50% shops were allowed to open but in many states either the shops could not open or those which opened were asked to close down by the local authorities” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "In states like Punjab and Uttarakhand, more than 50 per cent shops were allowed to open but in many states either the shops could not open or those which opened were asked to close down by the local authorities," External link

business-standard Monday, May 4, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is unfortunate that the e-commerce companies have become habitual offenders in misinterpreting MHA guidelines and twisting it in their favour to misguide the various State Governments and authorities and to create unnecessary confusion,” External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is no mention of allowing e-commerce to deliver non- essentials in Orange or Green Zones,” External link

business-standard Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “We have never protested against e-commerce in India but against the companies indulging in malpractices. This marketplace aims to provide a clean platform for traders and an assurance of genuine products for consumers. Traders will also have a stake in the venture,” External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This has now grown to over 90 cities in a matter of two weeks. The learnings from the pilot will allow us to scale to many more locations and soon to categories beyond groceries,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Even the existing inventory is unprotected and the quality is fast deteriorating. Cases of theft have also risen in unprotected and unguarded markets," External link

economictimes Friday, May 1, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Even the existing inventory is unprotected and the quality is fast deteriorating. Cases of theft have also risen in unprotected and unguarded markets," External link

business-standard Friday, May 1, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “We have never protested against e-commerce in India but against the companies indulging in malpractices and vitiating the ecosystem. We are trying to clear all that with this marketplace,” “Indian e-commerce is a very vast market. If any entity follows the government guidelines in letter and spirit, we don’t have problems with anyone. There shouldn’t be predatory pricing, deep discount, preferential seller treatment and it must empower small sellers,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We are onboarding 15-20 such technology providers in a month’s time. The platform will be based on geotagging,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 1, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “demolished sinister plan of e-commerce companies to trade in non-essential commodities. Accepting the objection of CAIT, the MHA excluded the permission granted earlier and now e-commerce can trade only in essential commodities,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be especially useful for tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The platform will have manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and distributors in place — a one-stop solution for grocery supply chain,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 27, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It will be especially useful for tier-2 and tier-3 cities. The platform will have manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and distributors in place — a one-stop solution for grocery supply chain,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 27, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is now the onus of the state governments to issue necessary permissions to implement the Central government order. While traders welcome the revised guidelines, we believe not many states will be willing to take such a step immediately other than a few like Odisha and Goa,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "We appeal to traders across the country to not open their shops in their extreme enthusiasm. Since trade and shops is a state subject, only states governments are empowered to take the decision," External link

mid-day Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "State governments have to take a decision in this regard and accordingly the shops can be opened," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This vast, and purely Indian, e-commerce portal will make all efforts to onboard about 7 crore traders of the country. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers of all verticals of domestic trade and consumers will be an integral part of this e-commerce platform,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Indian consumers acknowledge the tireless efforts of local kirana stores in ensuring essential supplies during Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown. Indian consumers have always supported businesses and solutions that work for their larger and long-term good,” External link

news18 Friday, April 24, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "CAIT demolished spinster plan of e-commerce companies to trade in non-essential commodities. Thanks to HM Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal," External link

news18 Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Retailers will definitely not be in a position to maintain buffer stock like they did during normal times,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "Keeping in view the extension of the lockdown, it is necessary to enhance the numbers of shops considerably dealing in essential commodities so that people, in general, may not suffer in procuring their daily needs," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The system for issuing e-passes is not effective in all states and should be standardised,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We are already in the day 12 [Saturday] of the lockdown. The system of issuing e-passes for transporting essential goods must be streamlined. In many cases, passes have not been issued even after four or five days of applying. Additionally, some are being rejected without any reasons being given. This may disrupt the supply chain,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have suggested that authorities may allow the recognised traders associations to issue passes to drivers and merchants with, along with government officials, after following due process, in a phased manner. This could help facilitate movement of goods and services, while also maintaining the sanctity of the lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “India’s local kirana stores have shown tremendous resolve and determination to stand with the nation in these difficult times whereas the so-called multinational e-commerce giants who talk big about their technological prowess have all meekly surrendered to the situation,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Finished goods’ imports from China, the USA and Europe, which are reeling under Covid-19, will take more time to normalise. The import cycle and supply chain might take longer to get back on track,” External link

india Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "Retailers have stock that will last only for three to four days. There is an urgent need to refill their stock," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "To transport goods, wholesalers need passes. In some states, they are facing challenges to get passes," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “Retailers have stock that will last only for three to four days. There is an urgent need to refill their stock,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “To transport goods, wholesalers need passes. In some states, they are facing challenges to get passes,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We said let there be a health protocol for workers and maybe allow 50 per cent staff to come to factories,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 30, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We said let there be a health protocol for workers and maybe allow 50 per cent staff to come to factories,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 30, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "We have seen the Prime Minister having great concern for each countrymen appealing the country very emotionally which has touched the heart of every people of India and as such ,the trading community will not leg behind in extending all cooperation at this hour of critical crisis for the nation," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “However, government officials have cautioned that the necessary steps will be taken in a manner, which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown that has been imposed nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle Covid19,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “As per the formula, government can pay 50 per cent of the wages, 25 per cent will be borne by the retailer and the employee will forego the remaining 25 per cent,” External link

asianage Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Delhi Metro ) : “Nearly 1.5 million traders and their three million employees observed a lockdown on Sunday in the city. As many as 3,000 commercial markets remained shut hence business worth Rs 500 crore was not done in Delhi,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 23, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "The Confederation of All India Traders has supported the announcement of a lockdown in Delhi as it will be of great help to contain community transmission of the coronavirus in Delhi. In accordance with the lockdown, CAIT has issued an advisory to all trade associations in Delhi to convey the message that every trader will have to keep his shop closed from tomorrow to March 31, 2020," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 23, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We were the first to urge the governments to lock down the city for the safety of all the citizens. We support this announcement and we will ensure that all the traders abide by the directives,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We have sent a circular to all major markets asking them close for three days. Only shops selling essential items and groceries in colonies will remain open. I hope all will come together to fight the spread of the virus. We will review the situation Tuesday,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “At least 15 lakh traders in Delhi and about 7 crore all over the country will down their shutters on Sunday to participate in the Janata Curfew. This is the first time when traders have to take such a decision in view of the pandemic. The decision was taken unanimously last night,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “However, if the government takes any such decision, traders will comply,” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Trade association leaders will consider all pros and cons of any shutdown, as the shops of traders are first points of contact for more than 1.3 billion people for meeting their requirements,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Loss of production in China was estimated 85%-90% in February and 40%-60% in March. Since India is dependent on China for import of finished goods, raw material required for production and spare parts for assembling finished goods, therefore, the production loss is affecting us,” External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "Loss of production in China was estimated 85%-90% in February and 40%-60% in March. Since India is dependent on China for import of finished goods, raw material required for production and spare parts for assembling finished goods, therefore, the production loss is affecting us," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is a clear business impact. People are avoiding crowded places and gatherings across cities. This is hitting business, both at traditional and modern trade outlets, during the Holi season, which kicked off from Saturday,” External link

business-standard Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal says : “Under long term measures, the government should carve out ways and means to ensure that overdependence on any country should not happen as it will cripple our economy,” External link

thenational Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : "Industry participants have sought support from the Indian government (in terms of credit, technology, logistics, etc.) to unclog bottlenecks in the supply chains by building a formidable alternative to Chinese supplies," External link

dnaindia Friday, February 28, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since COVID-19 broke out in January, the trade and industry in China have been hampered and there is no msanufacturing or supply of goods. Because of the deadly virus, Indian importers have stopped importing goods from China and have cancelled their visits to China or other countries where there has been an outbreak of the virus,” External link

thehindu Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since COVID-19 broke out in January, the trade and industry in China have been hampered and there is no msanufacturing or supply of goods. Because of the deadly virus, Indian importers have stopped importing goods from China and have cancelled their visits to China or other countries where there has been an outbreak of the virus,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal alleged : “When they have openly been saying that they are fully compliant to all laws, let there be an investigation. The very effort to stop the investigation is a testimony to their unethical practices,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “Amazon claims it follows the FDI policy; then why is it opposing investigation?” External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal asked : “Amazon claims that it follows the FDI policy, then why they are opposing the investigation?” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 10, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Since DVM had already filed a caveat with the Bangalore High Court in the past, Amazon will not be able to get an instant stay on the order without our arguments being heard in the Court,” External link

economictimes Monday, February 10, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "15,00,000 businessmen from Delhi and employees working under them will vote in favor of BJP on Saturday," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The inability of the courts to adjudicate these cases in a timely manner is a serious infringement of the fundamental rights of litigants. This mistrust of cheques encouraged a move towards cash transactions which brought a host of their own problems, such as counterfeit notes, corruption, and large amounts of untraceable and untaxable money,” External link

economictimes Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "This strategy will ultimately strengthen domestic trade and small industry. 7 crore traders of the country welcome this shift in government policy which is domestic trade centric," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This strategy will ultimately strengthen domestic trade and small industry. 7 crore traders of the country welcome this shift in government policy which is domestic trade centric,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “When you search for a product, they (the platforms) show their products, which are cheaper than those offered by competing third-party sellers,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There is cannibalisation and cartelisation happening on the platforms,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “This is a disadvantage for other sellers on the platform,” External link

firstpost Friday, January 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are not against e-commerce and (are) rather of the considered opinion that e-commerce is a rapidly growing future mode of business and have undertaken a task to align the trading community with e-commerce by creating individual e-store of every trader in the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "However, we are against the Companies which are flouting FDI Policy of the Government for their own gains," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are not against e-commerce and (are) rather of the considered opinion that e-commerce is a rapidly growing future mode of business and have undertaken a task to align the trading community with e-commerce by creating individual e-store of every trader in the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "However, we are against the Companies which are flouting FDI Policy of the Government for their own gains," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We want Indian e-commerce market free from all glitches, unhealthy and unfair business practices, and till the government takes any action, our national agitation will continue," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “The goal of Amazon and Flipkart is to bring in crony capitalism in India, dominate and monopolize the market, wipe out the competition, and leave consumers with no choice,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “For the first time, these companies have come under the regulatory spotlight in India,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "The economy of this country has been run by traders since Independence, and we will keep running it in future too. If any foreign company wants to do business in India, it has to follow the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and laws of the land in letter and spirit," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In light of order to probe e-commerce predatory practices issued by CCI ( Competition Commission of India) yesterday, we will approach the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman this week, asking for a separate investigation in GST and income tax return filings by etailers,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Jeff Bezos ) : “Bezos and Amazon have already destroyed many small businesses and are now trying to build a false narrative of empowering small retailers,” External link

gulf-times Monday, January 13, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Jeff Bezos ) : “Bezos and Amazon have already destroyed many small businesses and are now trying to build a false narrative of empowering small retailers,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “These SMB summits will not help the businessmen of this country. E-commerce firms have been engaging with SMBs and entrepreneurs from the last five years, but it has been of no help to them. CAIT has come to their rescue and we seek PM Modi’s intervention for the same,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon already has 5 lakh retailers on their portals. Let them announce what all they have done so far to empower the existing retailers on their platform. What is the quantum of business these retailers are doing annually since the last five years? Were any of them listed as top 20 sellers during the last five years? The answers to these questions will expose Amazon. It’s nothing but just eyewash to set right the wrongdoing,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "Rs 3,000 to be given after 30 years of paying premium will hardly have any value. Why have traders aged between 40 and 55 years been kept out of the scheme? The government can increase premium for this age group (40-55) instead of depriving them of the scheme's benefits. These are two big drawbacks," External link

business-standard Monday, January 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company," External link

iol Monday, December 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal disse : "O motivo da Amazon e Flipkart não é fazer negócios, mas monopolizar e controlar" External link

uol Monday, December 2, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 2, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

economictimes Monday, December 2, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart are a second version of the East India company,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 2, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There are chances that more foreign companies will do business in India with similar practices and the e-commerce and retail trade having an annual turnover of more than $633 billion dollar approx. (INR 4.5 million crore) will be hijacked and get monopolised in few hands,” External link

ruvr-en Monday, November 25, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Hence we requested the government to nominate an ombudsman for the e-commerce sector. Though, the ombudsman will not have powers to formulate policies on behalf of the sector, it will look into the complaints of the industry and will have the authority to take up issues suo moto,” External link

asianage Friday, November 8, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The e-commerce biggies are circumventing the law, causing huge GST and income-tax revenue loss to the government, grossly manipulating for controlling inventory and bypassing the FDI policy,” External link

asianage Friday, November 8, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The Delhi trade which has been acknowledged as the largest distribution centre of goods in the country is already reeling under an unprecedented slowdown and the traders are finding it difficult to survive in the business and the steep hike in minimum wages will result into unnecessary huge financial load on the traders," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Policy is the domain of every country and if multinational corporations (the reference is to the Indian arms of Amazon and Wal-Mart) wish to carry on business, they are under obligation to follow the policy in letter and spirit. Before raising any voice on policy, these firms should realise that their business model across the globe is controversial and questionable,” External link

business-standard Monday, October 28, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "These kind of rhetorics by global players are nothing but a pressure tactic to find a headway into the large existing business potential of India's Rs 45 lakh crore retail market.." External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : "We urge you not to concede any ground to these unscrupulous corporates or buckle to the pressure which they are attempting to create for their own personal gains by disregarding the sanctity of India's well defined laws and policies," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “The minister said that he is aware of the issue and that the government will ensure there is a level playing field between online and offline players without compromising the laws. He also asked the traders to take the e-commerce route for growth,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "This will not only enhance the convenience and safety of payments but also create new business opportunities for merchants, increasing their contribution to the Indian economy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told ( about Piyush Goyal ) : “We can prove how the two companies have been engaging with these practices based on the evidence we have. The meeting didn’t offer any solution. We will again take this matter with the minister Piyush Goyal and would seek an independent audit on their business models,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The court has set 15th October for hearing the case before which Amazon and Flipkart have to reply to the notice,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Enforcement Directorate ) : “Since the minister is fully aware of the matter that was explained to him on Wednesday by CAIT, we intend to hold further dialogues with him only. The court case filed by us against and Flipkart in the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court will come for hearing on October 15. The Union government, Enforcement Directorate and both companies have to submit their reply on the petition of CAIT before that,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The minister firmly said the government is committed to implement the FDI policy in its letter and spirit. No predatory pricing or deep discounting will be allowed. Any re-routing of business in e-commerce will not be allowed,” External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The minister firmly said the government was committed to implement the FDI (foreign direct investment) policy in its letter and spirit. No predatory pricing or deep discounting will be allowed under any circumstances. Any re-routing of business in e-commerce will not be allowed. E-commerce companies will have to work only as a marketplace, as spelt out in FDI policy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The system of cash on delivery should be stopped and all payments by consumers should be made digitally. An e-commerce ombudsman should be constituted to look into the grievances of the consumers. The condition of data localisation should be made mandatory for such e-commerce companies," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "The discounts they are offering are unbelievable, which is even lower than the lending cost. The customer who are suppose to come to the market have diverted to the online market," External link

siliconindia Friday, October 4, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Amazon and Flipkart don’t own the inventory on their platforms so can they give discounts because the goods belong to the sellers,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We believe e-commerce is the future and we are not against it but there has to be a level playing field to compete. We have urged the Finance Minister to investigate business models of e-commerce companies and their tax avoidance,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It’s a proactive approach of the government which will bring relief to about 50 lakh traders across the country,” External link

asianage Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “There is no slowdown in the domestic automobile sector. They are saying this to get a package from the government,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “For example, the cost price of each commodity, the sale price of each commodity, and HSN code of each item are now asked by the government. These weren’t required when GST was introduced. Hence, GST filing softwares don’t have provision to fill these details,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Keeping in view the policies of the Government, it is imperative for traders to be on e-commerce,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 9, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “CAIT has taken a serious note of the declarations by several e-commerce companies to hold festival sales, thereby offering deep discounts, which will be against the foreign direct investment policy,” External link

business-standard Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The celebrities or brand ambassadors charge quite a huge amount much larger than Rs 10 lakhs for endorsing any product and in the event of action against any misleading advertisement, payment of Rs 10 lakhs as penalty will be the easiest way for them to escape from the liability” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 6, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There certainly is a slowdown in the market,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “these companies offer sale but if they claim to be just a marketplace then how can they do that because goods lie with registered sellers?” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We believe that there are some corporate investors who had earlier lobbied for FDI in multi-brand retail. They couldn’t enter into retail trade and it seems they are the ones who are operating from behind the curtain,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Also, the length of the form should be reduced from five-six pages to one page,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Now that the Supreme Court has already constituted a Special Task Force headed by the Vice-Chairman of the DDA, there is no longer any justification to continue with the monitoring committee and hence the 13-year-old committee should be abolished by the Supreme Court. The government is working to improve the future of Delhi and should immediately bring an amnesty scheme” External link

Hindu Monday, August 12, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Earlier, it was the farmers and now entrepreneurs and tomorrow may be some other section. It is a dangerous trend and needs to be stopped here,” External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “There is an acute liquidity crunch and overall business is slowing down. Even after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the repo rate by 75 basis points, banks are reluctant to reduce their lending rates,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Pension to traders on attaining the age of 60 years with Aadhar card is a proactive step which was a long pending demand of CAIT. The announcement of creation of a Payment platform for immediate payments for the supplies made to the government departments will encourage more capital flow in the market," External link

asianage Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Serious steps are needed to link the rest with computerised systems and the government should provide 50 per cent subsidy,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “While the government has moved to e-system (of doing business) but only 35 per cent of 7 crore traders so far have been able to computerise their business. The government should give 50 per cent subsidy for the remaining traders to go digital,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “You cannot generate a new form cannot because only one form is generated with your respective GST number,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “If exemption will be based on the last 10-year price index then that it is of not much help. Hence the income tax exemption should be as per the price index,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “It is regretted that so far traders were neglected in the representation in different boards and committees of the government. It is strongly demanded that following the principle of participatory governance, traders should be given representation. About seven crore traders are providing employment to 30 crore people and generating an annual turnover of about ~45 trillion. They are an important constituent of the economy and deserve their place in policy making bodies and other forums,” External link

business-standard Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Nirmala Sitharaman ) : “She [Nirmala Sitharaman] has said she will have a look at all our issues and whenever the need arises, she will consult us regarding the same,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Only then will consumers and traders’ will better use digital payments,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “There has to be a registration system for each and every e-commerce player, big or small. A clear distinction should be drawn between marketplace and others. In the policy, stringent penal provisions should be added, so that immediate and effective action can be taken against anyone violating the policy. The policy should put the brakes on predatory pricing, deep discounting, and loss funding, so as to provide a level playing field,” External link

business-standard Friday, June 7, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “More important issue is digital payment which is the core agenda of the government. We also want to work with the government for extension, adoption and acceptance of digital payments among trading community,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 31, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will remind the government of all the promises. We will press for a quick implementation of these schemes by including them in the upcoming Finance Bill in July,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Among all poll surveys, the poll survey of CAIT was found to be the most accurate. The CAIT on the basis of a national survey conducted among traders and their consumers predicted 290 seats for BJP and 50 seats for NDA allies,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We will aggressively remind Modi of his promises. We have done our job and duty of getting our community members to vote for him and the BJP. It is their turn now to fulfill our aspirations especially given that the prime minister promised it. The fact that six of them: national traders welfare board, national policy for retail trade, Pension to traders attaining 60 years, Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for traders, issuance of vyapari credit card on the pattern of kisan credit car and loans up to Rs 50 lakhs without any collateral security. We hope that these promises will be fulfilled,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : “This will be the first time that traders will vote as a bloc in Delhi,” External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : "We will mull upon it internally and then make a public announcement on with whom the trader should stand during the Lok Sabha polls," External link

asianage Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “We have sent our charter to all political parties. And we will wait for the responses to analyze them before giving our mandate to traders on whom to vote,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told : “Charter carries various demands. Some of them have been addressed and a few are left out. We will talk to BJP leaders regarding that. E-commerce FDI policy is one such thing. But the rest of them have been accepted,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal concluded : “Congress manifesto has not given any importance to the trading community except abolishing e-way bill. So if we compare them both, BJP manifesto carries much weight for the trading community as it has accepted most of the demands made by us for a long time. In totality, it is much better than Congress manifesto,” External link

financialexpress Monday, April 8, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Amitabh Kant ) : “It is a notional linkage that Mr Kant talked about apart from few sellers, most of the sellers were not being able to do business from these platforms. So he opined that everybody on the platform should get equal opportunity to do business,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

asianage Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The government should constitute the regulatory authority for e-commerce and cash on delivery service for e-commerce should be banned," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Some red herrings need to be changed. First thing’s first, this policy is putting everything on the Standing Group of Secretaries and DPIIT. Instead, this should be through a committee headed by representatives of various stakeholders, so that the workings are answerable to the people and Parliament. The e-commerce policy should provide substantial platform for business. The policy seems to be silent on domestic e-commerce players that is undesirable. They should also be brought under the policy,” External link

business-standard Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The proposed e-commerce policy is in the favour of 7 crore (70 million) local traders and 30 crore (300 million) people whose livelihood is dependent on that. We are expecting the government to announce it (e-commerce policy) before February 25” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “In all fairness, the impact of the policy should be evaluated after a month’s time,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “While it is under DPIIT now but I don’t think they would be able to manage the policy. Sooner or later they will have to constitute the authority to monitor the e-commerce business,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In a conversation with senior officials of Ministry of Commerce, it was assured that e-commerce policy is almost ready and will be announced shortly. In a day or two, the government will also consult us on this,” External link

asianage Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Now that DIPP is there, the government does not find an immediate need for a regulator. However, if need be, it will take a call on this after assessing the post-policy situation,” External link

asianage Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” “Players such as Amazon and Walmart are in a major fix post the new guidelines and they will take time to restructure their operations” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “Our agenda is to ensure a level playing field,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal says : “Upgradation and modernisation of the existing format of trade will need drastic changes to make traders aware of the developments and to enable them to accept and adopt the changes,” External link

forbes Monday, February 4, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 1, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Congress party’s electoral promise could tilt traders’ and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

news18 Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Congress party's electoral promise could tilt traders' and urban middle class voters towards Modi, since they would have to bear the economic pressure," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “I have strong faith in the PM that he will save 7 crore small businesses by not extending the date,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “In the larger interest of the country and the economy, we request your good self to kindly direct the Ministry of Commerce not to budge against any pressure and do not defer or extend the stipulated date of 1st February 2019 for implementing the policy nor bring any change or amendment in the policy,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “An independent regulatory authority for e-commerce should be constituted to regulate and monitor the e-commerce trade. The said authority should be duly empowered to take action against any entity which defies the policy,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We are making it clear to the govt that the traders' community is not going to accept any change in e-commerce FDI norm under any circumstances. If that happens, seven crore traders across the country will not allow these companies to operate," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “We want the government to institute a thorough probe into the business activities of these players in the last 2-3 years,” “They should be strictly penalised if any violation found” External link

Hindu Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The business community of the country stands in solidarity with the government on issue of changes made in the FDI policy in e-commerce for bringing transparency, level playing field, and fair competition. It brings to end an era of unethical business practices of exclusivity, predatory pricing, deep discounting, and loss funding being constantly adopted by global e-commerce players,” External link

business-standard Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Both online and offline traders in the country will now be able to sell their goods on e-commerce platforms in a transparent manner" External link

business-standard Friday, December 28, 2018 8:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "We believe that a marketplace has to remain completely neutral," External link

business-standard Friday, December 28, 2018 8:55:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Both online and offline traders in the country will now be able to sell their goods on e-commerce platforms in a transparent manner,” “Some multinational companies, which recently struck deals, should also be included in it and it [new norms] should be implemented from April 1, 2018” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:41:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : “If the revised norms are not enforced strictly, the outcome will be the same as that of Press Note Number 3. Therefore, we are demanding the formation of a Regulatory Authority empowered to act against companies flouting norms to monitor the e-commerce sector,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We firmly believe the Walmart-Flipkart deal should be rejected. Our petition is pending in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the next date of hearing is in January. If the NCLT does not listen to us we will approach the Supreme Court,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal told ( about India Traders ) : “These companies are adopting all kinds of unhealthy business practices including predatory pricing, deep discounting and loss funding to invade the retail trade of India,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal added : “Time and again, for the last two months, we have been demanding a total review of the 28% slab so that it can restructured to include only luxury and negative goods,” “We are hopeful that this will happen tomorrow” External link

thehindu Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said ( about India Traders ) : “Market sentiment is at an all-time low. Wholesale trade in India is worth over Rs 40 lakh crore. Last year during the month of Diwali, the market did a business of Rs 3.5 lakh crore, but this year we think by the end of October, sales would be down to Rs 2.5 lakh crore, if not less,” External link

rediff Monday, October 16, 2017 9:09:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal claimed : "They (e-commerce firms named) do not have ownership of the inventory of the products purported to be sold on their technology platform, how can they offer discounts or discounted prices on the products for which they are not the owners-questioned trade leaders," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:04:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Navratri is a pious festival which symbolises the strength of women and linking condoms with the festival is highly objectionable" External link

bbc Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:09:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “The dismal performance of GSTN and the lukewarm attitude of state governments towards traders before and after GST has shattered our hopes of a simplified and rationalised tax system,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:06:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Today 96 per cent of transactions are done in cash and our country has only about 25 lakh POS terminals. This needs to increase rapidly," External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : “We all know the goods and services tax is on the cards. In GST regime, the whole process of payments is on the basis of digital money. Sooner or later, we’d all have to start making payments digitally. FDI in retail was an immediate threat to us. We still had some breathing time during demonetisation to change the way we were doing business. In retail FDI, the way they would do business we would not stand a chance,” External link

rediff Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "There are 50 prime cities from which business flows down the line, and 30 of these are goods distribution centres. If we can digitize these cities in 2017, it will be a big achievement and will set the momentum for the rest of the country. The success of this CAIT's initiative will only start bearing results when such workshops are held within local communities for them to acknowledge the necessity of joining this bandwagon," External link

economictimes Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "The present situation requires immediate attention of the State and the Central governments. They should make special arrangements to ensure smooth flow of essential goods," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Praveen Khandelwal said : "Generation of black money should be plugged in the first instance and therefore there is a need to identify the sources of black money generation. Any ban on cash consumption without restricting its sources of generation will prove to be much counter productive" External link

economictimes Sunday, July 17, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT



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