Consumer Protection Bill 2019 gets Parliament approval
The Parliament gave it’s nod to the landmark Consumer Protection Bill 2019 which aims to protect the rights of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer’s dispute. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 30th July 2019 and was passed by Rajya Sabha through voice of vote. The Bill will replace the more than three decades old Consumer Protect Act 1986.
Mr. Ramvilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution stated that the new legislation would ease the overall process of consumer grievance redressal and will provide a better mechanism to dispose off consumer complaints in a speedy manner and help disposal of a large number of pending cases in consumer courts across the nation.