Consumer Welfare Fund

Consumer Welfare Fund was established in 1992 under the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944. This act was amended in 1991 to make provision for the Consumer Welfare Fund. In this fund, the money which is not refundable to the manufacturers etc. is being credited.


The objective of this fund was to promote and protect the welfare of consumer, create consumer awareness and strengthen consumer movement in the country, particularly in rural areas. The government also provides budgetary support as financial assistance to States/UTs for conducting Consumer Awareness Programmes and to reputed NGOs for conducting Testing and Comparative Testing of Consumer Goods.