The Consumer Protection Bill was discussed and passed in Lok Sabha today. The Bill seeks to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services. It also contains provisions to redress complaints of product liability and unfair contracts. Under the provisions of the Bill, Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions will be set up 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.
During the discussion of the Bill, several members raised certain issues with the provisions mentioned in the Bill. These include:
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Rajya Sabha remained adjourned for most of the day.