NEW CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
New Consumer Protection Bill
Posted On: 06 FEB 2018 6:53PM by PIB Delhi
The Government introduced new Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha on 05.01.2018. The salient features of the bill include establishment of an executive agency to be known as the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to promote, protect and enforce the rights of the consumers and will be empowered to investigate, recall, refund and impose penalties; provision for product liability action in cases of personal injury, death, or property damage caused by or resulting from any product; provision for mediation as an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) making the process of dispute adjudication simpler and quicker and simplification of the process of adjudication by the Consumer Fora.

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, introduced in Parliament, provides for establishment of an executive agency to be known as the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) which will deal with unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements. The provisions of the Bill will cover the whole country.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri C.R. Chaudhary today in Lok Sabha.

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