24 December: National Consumers Right Day
24 December is observed as National Consumers Right Day to raise awareness amongst the consumers about the rights of consumers and its responsibilities. It is the day when the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received from the assent of the Indian President.
This act is a protection shield for consumers from various types of exploitation such as defective goods, deficiency in services and unfair trade practices. National Consumer Rights Day has been enacted on the 24th of December, 1986.
Do You Know?
The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan introduced the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha on the 8th of July.
|Short Title:||The Consumer Protection Act, 1986|
Consumer Protection Act 1968: Major Objectives
To promote and protect the rights of Consumer such as Right to
- be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life as well as to the property.
- be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services, as the case may be so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices.
- be assured, wherever possible, access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices.
- be heard and to be assured that consumer’s interest will receive due consideration at appropriate forums.
- seek redressal against unfair trade practices or restrictive trade practices or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers.
- to consumer education.
To provide speedy and simple redressal to the consumer, a quasi-judicial machinery is sought to be set up at the district, State & Central level.
2019 Consumer Rights Day in India
This year the department of civil supplies and consumer affairs will celebrate National Consumer Rights Day by educating consumers about their rights. Dr. Shaber Ali from V M Salgaoncar College of Law at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto will present ‘A turning point for the Indian consumer: The Consumer Protection Act‘. Speeches will also be given by secretary civil supplies and consumer affairs, Isha Khosla and minister for civil supplies and consumer affairs Govind Gaude.
Ram Naik, a magician will also perform and highlight the rights and responsibilities of consumers.