Parliament clears Consumer Protection Bill
We are thankful to all members of our circles for regularly participating in various discussions and polls and giving feedback on the bill.
Attached is a copy of the bill for your reference. We will undertake further discussions as we move from formation of a law to its implementation.
Please continue to share your inputs on how to strengthen Consumer Protection in India. more
I think I have raised a very pertinent point of securing the rights of consumers through the activities of CPCs without any political or bureaucratic connotations. more
I need more of the views and comments of the consumer-participants here of their understanding of the Consumer Protection Act past and present. We must not have a blind faith in any legislation of the GoI which largely depends on the political authoritative than helping the consumers. more
I shall be taking up the issue of Consumer Protection Councils as provided in Chapter II, Sections 3 to 9. It is provided in Section 3.(1)(2) that The Central Council shall be an advisory council and consist of the following ..................
While discussing this part of the Act, we must know that billions of consumers' personal money is at stake which has got to be managed by the Members of the CPCs at the Centre, States and Districts. Responsibility for managing these Funds in CWF has got to be in the hands of the CPCs members, not the Parliament or any of the Finance Bill/Act.
Mind it, I am talking of the "PERSONAL MONEY OF CONSUMERS THAT HAS BEEN RECOVERED BY THE REGULATORS AS OVERCHARGED TAXES ON SALES, INCLUDING THE 'GST', AND IN THE STATES BY THE CONCERNED HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND TAXES; MONEY LYING UNCLAIMED AND UN-REFUNDED WITH THE BANKS, THE INSURANCE COMPANIES, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS' BANK AND INSURANCE, INVESTORS' MONEY, ET AL. This is not any revenue of the government nor they governments can use it at their whims and fancy.
Here, another issue is of "Unjust Enrichment" of the Government and undue exploitation of the political leadership for diversion under Consolidated Fund of India, The Finance Act of 2019 (Chapter VII), National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST Act, etc.
I the widest section of voluntary consumer organisations of India could come forward for a discussion and debate.