Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill

Parliament of India
Parliament of India

New Delhi, Dec 20: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 has been passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday. 

The Bill enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services.

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan introduced the bill saying it will also deal with misleading adverts and consumer disputes.

As per the bill,  it is proposed to set up Consumer Redressal Commissions at the district, state and national levels for adjudicating consumer complaints.

Appeals from the district and state commissions will be heard at the next level and from the national commission by the Supreme Court.

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