Walton, the country's leading tech company, is going to open its sales of electrical and electronics items online amid the current lockdown.
The commerce ministry has given a green signal to Walton's application, considering that the company's items are used to store agricultural products and also necessary to run a virtual office.
A ministry circular on Wednesday asked government officials concerned, including the home ministry, all metropolitan police commissioners, and divisional and district commissioners, to allow Walton's delivery vans to carry and distribute products to their customers countrywide.
Commerce ministry officials said Walton submitted a letter seeking approval for its electronic sales through eplaza.walton.com and hassle-free distribution facilities amid the lockdown.
Walton produces daily essential electrical and electronics items such as refrigerators, air conditioners (ACs), electronics and home appliances, laptops, computers and mobile phones etc.
Many customers around the country place orders for buying the items through Walton's own e-commerce platform, said the circular.
Walton said they were receiving online orders even in these crisis hours, but the delivery process depended on the government's instruction.
However, Walton has taken some special initiatives for delivering the products to the customers after obeying the government's instructions as well as maintaining the safety of the delivery persons.
Uday Hakim, executive director of the Walton Group, told The Business Standard that they were reopening their online delivery services where customers could buy products without any hassle.
"We will also give them a 10 percent discount on ACs and a free installation service along with free home delivery," he said.