Consumer Protection Act-1986 Current Affairs - 2020

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…

24 December: National Consumer Day

Every year 24 December is observed as National Consumer Day, to highlight the importance of consumer movement as well as the need to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities. Theme of National Consumer Day 2019 is- ‘Alternate Consumer Grievance/Dispute Redressal’. About National Consumer Day Why 24 December? It was on this Read More…

World Consumer Rights Day 2019

March 15 every year is celebrated as World Consumer Rights Day. The theme of the World Consumer Rights Day 2019 is “Trusted Smart Products”. The theme aims to highlight what consumers want and need from a connected world and how important it is to put them at the heart of the development of these digital Read More…

National Consumer Day being observed on 24th December

In India, 24th December is observed as National Consumer Day. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President. The enactment of this Act was considered as a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. This Act aims to provide consumers with effective safeguards against different types of Read More…