15 August, 2019
Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 gets Parliamentary approval.
Provision of the Bill:
Definition of consumer:
A consumer is defined as a person who buys any good or avails a service for consideration.
What it cover?
It covers transactions through all modes including offline, and online through electronic means, teleshopping, multi-level marketing or direct selling.
What it doesn’t cover?
It does not include a person who obtains a good for resale or a good or service for commercial purposes.
Six consumer rights have been defined in the Bill, including the right to:
(i)Be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life and property. (ii)Be informed of the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services; (iii) Be assured of access to a variety of goods or services at competitive prices (iv) Seek redressal against unfair or restrictive trade practices.
Functions of Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) :
Jurisdiction of Consumer Disputes Redressal Comission (CDRCs):
Why is this Bill significant?
Source: The Hindu
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