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50% deposit of decreed amount to file appeals not retrospective: NCDRC

The new condition was inserted as an amendment to Section 51(1) of the newly amended Consumer Protection Act 2019 and was challenged by several individuals and companies before a two-member bench of the NCDRC.
The NCDRC said the condition was introduced in the Consumer Protection Act on July 20, 2020 and won’t apply to complaints or orders passed before this date.(https://twitter.com/NC_DRC)
The NCDRC said the condition was introduced in the Consumer Protection Act on July 20, 2020 and won’t apply to complaints or orders passed before this date.(https://twitter.com/NC_DRC)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByShailee Dogra, Mohali

Supreme Court urges consumer forum to look into grievance of year-long adjournments

The Supreme Court noted that the functioning of various tribunals has been hampered due to lack of adequate infrastructure and judges, prompting them to give long adjournments.
The Supreme Court is seen in this file photo. The top court was hearing one such appeal filed by an Uttar Pradesh-based jewellery retailer against an order passed by the forum in February this year and adjourned it to January next year.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court is seen in this file photo. The top court was hearing one such appeal filed by an Uttar Pradesh-based jewellery retailer against an order passed by the forum in February this year and adjourned it to January next year.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Shopper is king in new e-commerce regime

Updated e-commerce rules under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, make online retailers more accountable and transparent.The law comes at a time when consumer preference is rapidly moving online
A strong consumer redressal mechanism is crucial to build trust factor among customers.
A strong consumer redressal mechanism is crucial to build trust factor among customers.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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Livemint, New Delhi | ByMadhurima Nandy, Nilanjana Chakraborty

Those opting for contract farming are not engaged in commercial activity: Top court

The case pitted Ambika Devi, a small muesli grower from Kerala, against the Hyderabad-based Nandan Biomatrix. The company had sold her seeds of white muesli for experimental cultivation with a promise to buy back the grains at an “attractive price”.
When confronted with a large company, such farmers qualify for all protections under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Supreme Court verdict delivered on March 6 said.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
When confronted with a large company, such farmers qualify for all protections under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Supreme Court verdict delivered on March 6 said.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByZia Haq

Chandigarh schools to face action if students’ data is leaked

Adviser Parida wrote to the education dept after it was found that coaching centres have access to data of students
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Published on Feb 14, 2020 01:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Contest during KBC show: SC sets aside NCDRC’s order on unfair trade practice

During the HSHS contest, viewers of KBC were invited to participate and an objective-­type question with four possible answers was displayed on the screen during each episode.
The Supreme Court has set aside consumer panel NCDRC’s verdict directing Star India (P) Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd to pay punitive damages of Rs 1 crore(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has set aside consumer panel NCDRC’s verdict directing Star India (P) Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd to pay punitive damages of Rs 1 crore(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 24, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

The draft seeds bill favours the industry over farmers | Opinion

A 2001 law protects farmers’ interests. But the seeds bill neutralises many of the enabling measures granted in it
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the new seeds bill, the farmer cannot claim compensation. To do so, he must approach the consumer courts under the Consumer Protection Act(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 04, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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BySuman Sahai

Justice a far cry at forum, only one case settled in September in Ludhiana

The case was filed in 2015; ruling comes after four years
Ludhiana, India – : A view of consumer courts, on Wednesday, (Photo Hindustan Times)
Ludhiana, India – : A view of consumer courts, on Wednesday, (Photo Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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ByHarvinder Kaur, Ludhiana

Client not repaid for cancelling plot, Omaxe front office in Mohali to be attached

Complainant, who had paid 16.56 lakh to Omaxe for booking the plot, received just 8lakh when he cancelled it
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Published on Sep 15, 2019 12:12 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Consumer court orders can be enforced directly: State government to HC

Clause 14(6) of the Consumer Protection Rules, 2019 mandated the state commission and district fora to forward applications seeking execution of orders passed by them in favour of consumers.
Mumbai Grahak Panchayat (MGP) had approached the HC, questioning the validity of said clause.(HT image)
Mumbai Grahak Panchayat (MGP) had approached the HC, questioning the validity of said clause.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 03:32 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Pune builder fails to give flat; consumer forum orders 2 BHK or Rs 5 lakh compensation to victim

The forum has also directed the builder, identified as Kailas Narayan Kale of Kale and Associates, Sadashiv peth, to pay an additional amount of 50,000 to the complainant, Bharati Baban Shewale, by way of compensation towards mental and physical agony.
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a real estate developer to either deliver a vacant 2BHK flat admeasuring 800 sqft or refund an amount of ₹5 lakh with 20 per cent interest to the widow of the deceased who had booked an apartment by the developer in 2002. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a real estate developer to either deliver a vacant 2BHK flat admeasuring 800 sqft or refund an amount of ₹5 lakh with 20 per cent interest to the widow of the deceased who had booked an apartment by the developer in 2002. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 01:54 AM IST
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Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar, Pune

New Consumer Protection Bill must reflect the changing times

During the Bill’s long journey from its first draft in 2014 to 2019 when it finally lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, the Bill was tweaked several times.
The Bill, for example, does not address the fundamental problem of protracted and complicated litigation, the bane of consumer forums constituted under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.(HT Photo)
The Bill, for example, does not address the fundamental problem of protracted and complicated litigation, the bane of consumer forums constituted under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 04:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPushpa Girimaji

LMC boss penalised, ordered to pay 12 months’ salary

The consumer court order came on a May 2017 petition by Dr Anand Akhila, former senior scientist of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow.
LMC boss penalised, ordered to pay 12 months’ salary(AFP)
LMC boss penalised, ordered to pay 12 months’ salary(AFP)
Published on Apr 13, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByAnupam Srivastava

Lucknow district consumer court orders DTH service provider to stop airing ‘misleading ads’

The Lucknow district consumer court recently held Tata Sky responsible for airing misleading and indecent advertisements through its direct to home (DTH) service.
The service provider was ordered to stop airing the misleading content within 30 days from the date of the order -- March 26.(Representative image/Getty Images)
The service provider was ordered to stop airing the misleading content within 30 days from the date of the order -- March 26.(Representative image/Getty Images)
Published on Mar 30, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByAnupam Srivastava, Lucknow

3 lawyers make airline pay Rs 1.35 lakh for mosquitoes on board

IndiGo, in its submission to the forum had said that they took all reasonable care to avoid such instances but “the entry of insects or flies cannot be completely guarded against”.
Indigo Aircrfat(File Photo)
Indigo Aircrfat(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | BySurjit Singh

Punjab consumer commission orders firm to pay Rs 90,000 for failing to hand over office space

Busopolis, considered to be one of the dream project of former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, is yet to be completed, more than 9 years after the work began and 7 years after its first deadline.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByShailee Dogra, Mohali

Don’t meddle with lower forum’s work at each stage, says National Consumer Commission

The bench dismissed an appeal filed by a developer challenging issuance of non-bailable warrant against him by Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
The State Commission had issued non-bailable warrant against the builder after he failed to appear before it despite issuance of notice on execution application of the complainant.(HT FILE)
The State Commission had issued non-bailable warrant against the builder after he failed to appear before it despite issuance of notice on execution application of the complainant.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Service charge back on Pune menus

According to National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) officials, it is legal for restaurants to levy service charge and does not violate the provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986, if it is mentioned in the menu / price list and informed to the customer
According to National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), service charge is a fee charged by the restaurant over and above the price of food and drink for the additional convenience of service rendered inside the restaurant and not for take outs or home deliveries.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
According to National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), service charge is a fee charged by the restaurant over and above the price of food and drink for the additional convenience of service rendered inside the restaurant and not for take outs or home deliveries.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari
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