Personal care brand Johnson & Johnson is expected to scale down its retail presence in India and is in talks to sell off its site in Telangana previously intended to manufacture cosmetics and other products.
The Delhi High Court ruled to stay the National Anti-Profiteering Authority’s prior decision directing personal care brand Johnson & Johnson to pay Rs 230 crore ($31.14 million) as a penalty for alleged profiteering.
The government is cracking down on GST profiteering following several high profile cases and has instructed its GST officers to conduct mock purchases to find businesses failing to pass on benefits to the consumer.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights summoned government officials from Jharkhand, Assam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to query the status of tests on J&J baby talcum powder and shampoo.
Central Indian authorities have launched an investigation into J&J after samples of its Baby Shampoo were found to contain harmful chemicals in a Rajasthan state drug controller's report. J&J denies these claims.