Department of Consumer Affairs & NCDRC organizes conference to review functioning of State Commissions and District Fora

The Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India along with National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) jointly organized a Conference at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi to review the functioning of the State Commissions and District Fora. The Conference is being held at a crucial time when the Government has introduced a new Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha repealing the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 with substantial changes for meeting the emerging challenges faced by consumers in the new markets.

The Conference is being held to discuss the issues relating to the functioning of the Consumer Fora such as pendency of the case and filling up of vacancies in the post of President and Members of the Commissions.

The Conference is being held at a crucial time when the Government has introduced a new Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha repealing the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 with substantial changes for meeting the emerging challenges faced by consumers in the new markets.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), India is a quasi-judicial commission in India which was set up in 1988 under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.

The commission is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Section 21 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 posts that the National Consumer shall have jurisdiction to entertain a complaint valued more than one crore and also have Appellate and Revisional jurisdiction from the orders of State Commissions or the District fora as the case may be.

Section 23 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986, provides that any person aggrieved by an order of NCDRC may prefer an Appeal against such order to the Supreme Court of India within a period of 30 days.

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