KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Although the government has the task of controlling the abnormal price increase and black market, sale and distribution of inedible food stuff during the festival, the parliamentary committee lacks efforts to monitor these issues.

Govt urged to monitor shops at TIA

October 18, 2023 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) office has requested the Department of Commerce and Supply Management (DoCSM) to monitor the price and quality of goods kept in the shops operating inside the airport.

As Nepal eagerly anticipates the upcoming festive season, ensuring the protection of consumer interests remains a paramount priority for the government. The Department of Commerce, Supply, and Consumer Protection (DoCSCP) under the Federal Government has taken proactive steps to intensify its market monitoring efforts. The primary goal is to prevent unscrupulous traders from exploiting consumers during a period of heightened demand for goods.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: With the festive season just around the corner, the government has stepped up market monitoring to ensure that the customers are not cheated by traders.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has initiated a strict monitoring campaign to ensure the quality of drinking water, milk and oil consumed by the consumers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: A team of officials from various nine governmental departments dealing with consumers’ rights and protection, including the District Administration Office in Kathmandu, will conduct market monitoring starting from September 18.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government on Sunday collected a cash fine worth Rs 715,000 from unscrupulous traders based in Kathmandu on charge of being involved in market anomalies.

In a major decision aimed at safeguarding the interests of consumers and curbing the activities of unscrupulous businesspersons, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has announced its plan to implement comprehensive and routine market monitoring, effective from August 18.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has announced its plans to initiate comprehensive and routine market monitoring. This decision, which will come into effect from August 18, aims to enhance the organization and regulation of local markets.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumers Protection (DoCSCP) collected Rs 770,000 in cash penalty from traders allegedly involved in market anomalies last week in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30:  With the onset of the festive season, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has intensified its market monitoring campaign. A team led by KMC Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol has been conducting market monitoring every day for the past few days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started market monitoring aimed at the Dashain festival.

MUGU, Sept 27: Market monitoring was conducted at Gamgadhi, district headquarters of Mugu, on Sunday and Monday. A joint team comprising representatives from District Administration Office, Chhayanath-Rara Municipality, District Police Office, Livestock Office, civil society and media conducted the market monitoring.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has announced to deploy its local people's representatives to monitor the market in view of soaring inflation.

KATHMANDU, JUNE 30: The government is preparing to launch a nationwide market monitoring drive aimed at controlling the artificial rise in the prices of food, medicine and services in various sectors under the pretext of fuel price hike.

Six drug stores fined in Chitwan

October 5, 2021 13:22 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The local administration has taken action against six drug stores at Bharatpur in Chitwan district. The six medicine shops have been charged with fines ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 300,000 by the local authorities for not following the regulations and not meeting the required criterias.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection collected Rs 17.69 million in cash fine from 684 business firms operating in the Kathmandu Valley on the charge of being involved in malpractices during mid-July 2020 and mid February 2021.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Market anomalies including black marketeering and selling of substandard food are rampant mainly during Dashain and Tihar every year. But the problem seems to be more severe this year with the rising cases of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection has fined the Katuwal Stores at Imadol Rs 200 thousand for selling salt to consumers for higher price than the declared price.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Taking advantage of the weak market monitoring, illegal businesses of food and medicine have been rampant even in the Kathmandu Valley and its adjoining locations, shows the report of the government authorities mandated to look after consumers' protection.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Department of Commerce Supplies and Consumer Protection has announced that it will monitor the market to control the recent chicken price hike. The retail price of chicken increased to Rs 410 per kg on Wednesday whereas it declined to Rs 375 per kg on Friday. A month ago, the retail price of chicken was Rs 360 per kg.

POKHARA, Dec 29: In a recent market monitoring, district administration of Syangja has found that there has been serious contamination in drinking water and adulteration in mustard oil, gold, and silver.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Stating that market monitoring activities of government agencies were not becoming effective, lawmakers are to set to conduct market monitoring on their own.

New guidelines for market monitoring

December 1, 2019 12:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Department of Commerce and Supply Management is preparing to enforce a code of conduct for market inspectors amid growing complaints that market inspection teams are guided by vested interests.

Govt intensifies market monitoring

October 2, 2019 09:40 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection (DoCSP) has fined 140 stores out of 298 in course of its market monitoring for the upcoming festive season.

Monitor the market effectively

September 23, 2019 02:33 am

The market is getting crowded. People are in buying spree for Dashain. And this is the time that shopkeepers tend to suddenly increase the price of everything. Price of essential goods like rice, lentils, oil, sugar and vegetables have already gone up.  Their demand will increase in the coming days and weeks. In the absence of effective monitoring from the government, shopkeepers will go on a price hike war.