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Consumer rights activists urged to create awareness among people (16March2015)
Assistant Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Kewal Krishan called upon consumer forums and consumer rights associations to create awareness among people to insist on quality of the product and improve the attitude of questioning in them.
Formally launching the World Consumer Rights Day celebrations here today, he felt that many people in rural areas are not keen on revealing the injustice of traders, and claim compensation from them. He said that there is an urgent need to simplify the rules to claim compensation.
Legal Metrology Department’s Assistant Controller Rajesh Heera said that unscrupulous traders would do injustice to consumers till the latter did not come forward to file cases.
Heera stressed upon the improvement of awareness on consumer rights among women. He said the Consumers Act brought about by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986 proved to be very useful.
If injustice is meted out to consumers, they have every right to claim compensation up to Rs.20 lakh at district forum and Rs.1 crore at State forum.