People must be aware of Consumer Rights: Peddapalli JC
District Joint Collector Vanaja Devi said that people must have awareness about Consumer Rights Act, which the government had introduced in 1986 to protect the consumers’ rights.
Peddapalli: District Joint Collector Vanaja Devi said that people must have awareness about Consumer Rights Act, which the government had introduced in 1986 to protect the consumers’ rights.
She was the chief gueat at a programme organised on the occasion of World Consumers Rights Day at Government Degree and PG College at Peddakalva in Peddapalli on Thursday.
The Joint Collector said that every consumer must question about the quality of the products they purchase. Now-a-days several people are complaining about online cheating. Hence one must be careful while shopping through online.
She felt an awareness campaign must be conducted so that the consumer will know where to complain and how to complain about fake products. The students must be aware of problems through online marketing.
“It is our right to question about the quality of the product and services of the companies that are provided to the consumers,” she said. Every consumer must know that it is their right to complain against the company if he/she is not satisfied with the product they have purchased.
The businessmen also should sell their products as per the rules fixed by the government and should not charge extra amount more than MRP.
A few merchants are cheating innocent people in the name of GST. The officials must conduct awareness programmes to explain to the public about GST and MRP that are fixed for various products, said the JC. There are committees at district, State and national level.
Any consumer, who complains, can claim about Rs 20 lakhs compensation within the district and at State-level they can claim about Rs 20 lakhs to Rs 1 crore. At national-level, the compensation will go more than Rs 1 crore.
District civil supply officer Rehaman, district marketing officer Ravinder, district civil supply corporation manager Lakshmi Narayana, college principal Vara Prasad, BAR council association president Sattaiah, senior lawyer Kishtaiah and the representatives of voluntary organisation V Shankar, Lakshmi, Narayana were present along with students.