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Consumer Protection Act

Bill seeking to make consumer the king introduced in Lok Sabha

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, was introduced after Paswan withdrew an older bill, The Consumer Protection Bill 2015.

Jan 05, 2018, 13:13 PM IST

Cabinet approves Bill seeking to make consumer the king

The main objective of the Bill remains establishment of the mechanism for consumer protection.

Dec 20, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

Guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter to protect consumers: PM Modi

Modi said it is the vision of the government to move ahead from consumer protection towards best consumer practices and consumer prosperity. 

Oct 26, 2017, 12:25 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

Flat owners can jointly move national consumer forum against builders: Supreme Court

Supreme Court said that flat owners can directly approach the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) as a group against real estate players.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

2015: Maggi, real-estate law dominates consumer issues

The motto "consumer is the king" took a beating with Parliament blocking the passage of a law aimed at protecting home buyers from builder mafia in 2015 which also saw popular snacks Maggi out of the shelves and its maker Nestle being slapped with Rs 640-crore class action lawsuit by the Centre before the apex consumer forum. 

Dec 29, 2015, 12:08 PM IST

Govt all set to file complaint against Nestle in NCDRC

The Department of Consumer Affairs is all set to file a complaint against Nestle over Maggi issue in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) using a provision for the first time from the nearly three-decade-old Consumer Protection Act.

Aug 11, 2015, 01:42 AM 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

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

FM for giving power to consumers to file class action suits

The concept of Class Action suit was there in the Act, it has never been used. Such suits can be filed by a group of people when there is a class or category of goods which is defective and a very large number of people have been deceived by it.

May 29, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Government to 'empower' consumer protection bodies: Paswan

The government plans to amend the Consumer Protection Act to make the redressal mechanism easy and universally accessible, Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Monday.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

Govt plans to bring new amendments to CPA in Budget Session

The matter will be placed before cabinet and it is expected that new laws will be in place this year.

Jan 10, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

New amendments to CPA likely in Budget session of Parliament: Paswan

The upcoming Budget Session of Parliament is expected to bring in new amendments to Consumer Protection Act 1986, giving it more teeth, Minister of state for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has said.

Jan 10, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

Govt to amend consumer law to protect e-commerce customers

Government is planning to introduce safeguards in the proposed amendments to Consumer Protection Act for the benefit of e-commerce customers.

Dec 05, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

E-commerce covered under Consumer Protection Act

E-commerce is covered under the Consumer Protection Act and the central government is not facing any loss in indirect tax revenue due to expansion of online retail business, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Dec 02, 2014, 16:28 PM IST

Govt plans to amend law to empower consumers

According to sources, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs proposes to bring amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 to make it more effective.

Nov 16, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

Govt proposes further amendments to Consumer Protection Act

On the eve of World Consumer
Rights Day, the government Sunday said it will soon propose
amendments to the Consumer Protection Act in Parliament, aimed
at speedy disposal of a large number of consumer cases.

Mar 14, 2010, 20:52 PM IST