GoI to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority
The GoI recently decided to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority under the Consumer Protection act, 2019.
Consumer Protection Authority
The authority protects, promotes and enforces rights of the consumers. It also regulates matters that are related to unfair trade practices, violation of consumer rights and misleading advertisements.
Central Consumer Protection act, 2019
The act was passed to strengthen consumer rights. It replaced the Consumer Protection act, 1986. The act defines 6 consumer acts namely right to safety, right to be informer, right to choose, right to be heard, right to consumer education and right to grievance redressal.
The act gives special focus to stop misleading advertisements. The Section 21 of the Consumer Protection act, 2019 deals with misleading advertisements. Under the Section 21 of the act, the consumer Protection Authority may impose penalty upto Rs 10 lakhs on the advertiser, manufacturer, trader or even the endorser. The Authority has powers to ban the endorser as well.
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