New Delhi. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India has suffered a major setback. In fact, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 200 crore on Maruti Suzuki India for indulging in unfair trade practices. Explain that CCI prohibits unfair business practices in all areas.
According to the allegations, Maruti Suzuki India forced the dealers to give discounts to the cars. The CCI had started an investigation into the allegations in 2019. Based on the investigation, an order was issued on 23 August.
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The Competition Commission of India, in its 10-page report, has alleged that Maruti Suzuki India dealers are not allowed to offer additional discounts to their customers in a particular region and if a dealer offers more discounts than the permissible level. If found, he is fined.
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Maruti Suzuki India in its reply had said that apart from maintaining a balance between consumer satisfaction and policy uniformity, it does not control or supervise dealers. Apart from this, there is no such clause in the dealership agreement, under which dealers are fined for giving more discount than the prescribed limit, the company said.
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