Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill; will provide mechanism for redressal of complaints, says Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan
Lok Sabha passed a bill which seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints. Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the overall purpose of the legislation is to ease the process of addressing grievances of consumers. The bill will now go to Rajya Sabha for passage.
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The bill, which aims to replace the prevailing Consumer Protection Act of 1986, will be placed before the Rajya Sabha for the passage.
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The Narendra Modi government has therefore done well to junk the old Act and introduce a new Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 which received the approval of the Lok Sabha last week.
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Moving the Bill for its passage, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ramvilas Paswan said the Bill was non-controversial and was in the interest of the consumers.
Replying to a brief debate on the bill, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the legislation had not been amended since last three decades and needed changes for strengthening the rights of the consumers.
Celebrities endorsing misleading ads are also liable for fine and ban of up to three years.
The Consumer Protection Bill 2017, which aims at strengthening the consumer protection mechanism, is set to be introduced during the monsoon session of Parliament.
The government's agenda for the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, beginning on Monday, includes a total of 34 bills
The rights of consumers would remain protected with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Consumer Protection Bill 2015 that seeks to replace a 29-year-old law and proposes to set up a regulatory authority.