Consumer Protection Current Affairs - 2020

GoI releases draft guidelines for advertisements

On September 6, 2020, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs issued draft guidelines on advertisements. The guidelines have been prepared by the Central Consumer Protection Authority under Consumer Protection Act, 2019. Key Highlights of the Guidelines The endorsements of celebrities through blogs, posts and tweet should be based on adequate information or experience with the product Read More…

Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force; Covers E-Commerce as well

On July 20, 2020, Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force. The act will empower consumers, help them to protect their rights through its provisions such as Consumer Protection Council and Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. The act replaces Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Highlights Under the act, the Central Consumer Protection Authority has been empowered to Read More…

GoI to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority

The GoI recently decided to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority under the Consumer Protection act, 2019. Consumer Protection Authority The authority protects, promotes and enforces rights of the consumers. It also regulates matters that are related to unfair trade practices, violation of consumer rights and misleading advertisements. Central Consumer Protection act, 2019 The act was Read More…

GoI sets up Consumer Protection Authority to implement Consumer Protection Act

The Government of India is to set up a Consumer Protection Authority in order to implement the Consumer Protection Act. The authority is to begin working from April 2020. Highlights The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was approved the Parliament in 2019 replacing Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It aims to focus on rapid settlement of consumer Read More…

CBIC develops GST Verify mobile app to protect interest of consumers

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has developed mobile app ‘GST Verify’ to protect interest of consumers. It is android app to verify if the person collecting GST from consumer is eligible to collect it or not. Key Facts The app provides details of person or company collecting GST. It has been Read More…