INDUSTRY SPEAK: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan's announcement of replacing The Consumer Protection Act 1986 with a new bill is a sign of government resolve to strengthen consumer protection rights in the country and empower the consumers. Full Story...
CINEMAS BOUND TO PROVIDE DRINKING WATER: A landmark judgment of The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ensured cinemagoers avail drinking water for free, failing which any consumer (cinemagoer in this case) can approach a consumer forum for redress. NCDRC Order...
CHARGED BEYOND MRP? MOVE CONSUMER COURT: When someone charges you beyond MRP, you could approach a consumer court. There’s a precedent of a vendor fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 more on an energy drink, writes Gajanan Khergamker. Full Story...
DON'T PAY FOR PLASTIC BAGS WITHOUT PRICE TAG: Retailers ‘selling’ plastic bags without price tags violate The Standards of Weights and Measures Act and are liable for fine, even imprisonment. Resist, but by law, writes Gajanan Khergamker. Full Story...