Consumer Affairs Ministry

Centre to import onions from Iran, Turkey, Egypt; ease process to ensure quick supply

This decision was taken at a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee on Tuesday as it again reviewed the prices and availability of onions.

Nov 06, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

Consumer Affairs Ministry launches app to address consumer complaints

The ministry officials have claimed that consumer complaints will be redressed within a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 60 days. A consumer can download this app by going to the Play Store on their mobile. The app is available on both Android and Apple platforms. 

Oct 01, 2019, 17:38 PM IST

Print label details of pre-packed food in big size:Govt to cos

At present, the declarations on the label are printed in such small fonts that consumers have complained to the government and even made representation to address the issue.

Jul 07, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Salt crosses Rs 300 per kg in Delhi, UP, government trashes shortage rumours

Amid rumours of a salt shortage in different parts of Delhi, National Capital Region (NCR) and Uttar Pradesh, both central and Delhi governments on Friday clarified there is no such shortage.

Nov 12, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

Direct selling companies barred from charging entry fee from agents

The Centre has decided to bar direct selling companies such as Amway, Tupperware and Oriflame from charging any entry fee from agents or compelling them to buy back unsold stocks.

Sep 11, 2016, 11:05 AM IST

Government finalises draft norms for direct selling industry

The Consumer Affairs Ministry today finalised draft guidelines for the Rs 72,000 crore direct selling industry with a view to safeguarding interest of consumers by differentiating genuine schemes from money-swindling ponzi ones.

Jul 29, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Govt seizes over 1.20 lakh ton of pulses; dal prices falling but still costly

Over 1.20 lakh tonnes of pulses have been seized from hoarders across the country so far as part of the government's steps to control prices of lentils, which still remain expensive for common man.

Oct 29, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

Pulses prices touch Rs 210/kg; 5,800 tonnes seized from hoarders

According to the Consumer Affairs Ministry, over 5,800 tonnes of pulses have been seized in five states in the last few months. Around 2,546 tonnes have been seized from Telangana, 2,295 tonnes from Madhya Pradesh, 600 tonnes from Andhra Pradesh, 360 tonnes from Karnataka and 1 tonne from Maharashtra.

Oct 21, 2015, 00:02 AM IST

Wake up on Dal price rise: Ahmed Patel to Centre

Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday said the Centre is sleeping over the increasing prices of Dal.

Oct 15, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Maggi row: Maintain decorum, wait till facts come to light, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised maintaining decorum on the Maggi row till all facts come to light, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Thursday.

Aug 06, 2015, 20:30 PM IST

Cabinet okays new Consumer Protection Bill

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Consumer Protection Bill 2015 that seeks to replace a 29-year-old law and proposes to set up a regulatory authority which will have powers to recall products and initiate class class suit against defaulting companies, including e-tailers.

Jul 29, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

Cabinet likley to approve new Consumer Protection Bill today

The Cabinet is likely to approve Wednesday a new Consumer Protection Bill 2015, that seeks to replace the existing law and proposes setting up a regulatory authority to curb unfair trade practices.

Jul 28, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

FSSAI briefs Parliamentary panel on Maggi controversy

Food safety regulator FSSAI on Friday briefed a Parliamentary panel about the Maggi controversy and regulation of toxic contents in packaged food items.

Jul 10, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Frame policy for brand ambassadors: CAIT

Taking note of the Maggi noodles row, traders body CAIT has urged Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to formulate policy and guidelines for brand ambassadors endorsing products.

Jun 14, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

CAIT urges government to take action against Maggi brand ambassadors

The brand ambassador have given health guarantee to the public, which is not based on any adequate or scientific judgement and therefore makes them liable to face prosecution for violation of Section 24 of FSSAI Act, 2006, it added.

Jun 07, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

NCDRC takes aim at Consumer Protection Act amendments

The Consumer Affairs Ministry has proposed many changes to the current law to protect consumer rights and simplify the judicial process to ensure swift and inexpensive justice. The amendment Bill will soon be taken up for Cabinet approval.

May 29, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Govt looking at merging FMC with Sebi

While FMC is the regulator for commodities trading, while the Sebi regulates the capital markets.

Oct 05, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

CCEA may consider today stock limits on onion, potato

Currently, stock limits are imposed for pulses, edible oils and oilseeds till September 2014, while for rice and paddy upto November this year.

Jul 02, 2014, 09:37 AM IST

Cabinet may discuss stock holding limit on agri-items on Sep 20

The Cabinet is likely to consider this Friday a proposal to extend stock holding limit on pulses, edible oils and oilseeds for one more year to ensure their availability and check prices.

Sep 18, 2013, 14:13 PM IST

Consumer Affairs Min opposes tax on commodity derivatives

Amid demand from some banks to impose a tax on commodity derivatives in the forthcoming Budget, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas has written to the Finance Minister saying that any such move will distort the nascent market.

Jan 13, 2013, 11:30 AM IST