The Modi Government Has Come Into Force Today With The New Consumer Protection Law, No Longer The Well Of Fraudsters
New Delhi: The Modi government has introduced a new law from today. These special laws will make the people of the country more powerful. The Modi government has decided to introduce a new consumer protection law from today to prevent day-to-day frauds with customers. Notification for implementation of Consumer Protection Act-2019 (Consumer Protection Act-2019) has been issued from July 20. The new law replaces the Consumer Protection Act 1986.
Sources in the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said the new law will be deemed to be in force from July 20 i.e. The new Consumer Protection Act-2019 has been notified by the government. As soon as this new law comes into force, a number of new rules have come into force to protect the interests of customers. Who were not in the old act. In particular, new business models have been incorporated in the last few years.
These are the features of the new law
- The new law will also take action on issuing misleading advertisements to consumers
- The consumer will be able to register a case in any consumer court in the country
- The new law covers Online and Teleshopping companies for the first time
- Penalty and jail provision on companies for adulteration of food items
- Formation of consumer mediation cell. Both sides will be able to go to the mediation cell by mutual consent
- PIL or PIL can now be filed in the consumer forum. It was not in the earlier law
- Consumer forum will be able to file cases up to Rs. 1 crore
- Cases ranging from one crore to ten crore rupees will be heard in the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission
- Hearing of cases above Rs 10 crore in National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission
Let’s say that the Protection Act 2019 has been prepared a long time ago. Although the law was to come into force only a few months ago, it was postponed because of coronavirus epidemic outbreaks and lockdown. This new law will be implemented from next week.