Supreme Court on the jurisdiction of Consumer Forums - A welcome trend

Soon after the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, came into effect in 1987, consumer forums across the country were flooded with cases. The initial enthusiasm of, ultimately, having access to a legal mech

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prem priyavardhan

June 26, 2012 - 1:29pm

more than 80% consumers have not knowledge about court proceeding but have little knowledge about consumer forum,therefore, consumer forum is a easy and right platform to solving problems.

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Ashu MIttal

February 25, 2012 - 6:20pm

The recent judgments of the Supreme court has shown that the everything is saleable either it is justice ...............

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Rajiv Srivastava

September 9, 2011 - 8:53pm

Sir, My son taken admission in B.Tech 1st Year in ABES(IT) Gaziabad,U.P. a Pvt Engg Institute) through UP TU Lucknow and deposited full fee Rs. 1,40,000/- with other fees. After a day he left the college. I wrote a letter to the Registrar of the Institution to cancel the admission of my son and return all original documents and refund fee but neither he return the documents , nor fee even not give a reply of my letters. I appeal in consumer court at Jhansi. He replied that case can not be filed in consumer court at Jhansi as it do not comes under his jurisdiction. Is it true ? Please advise . In this connection I have to say that my son appear in entrance exam at Jhansi conducted by UPTU Lucknow . Counseling held at Jhansi. I belongs to Jhansi than why I can not file case at Consumer Court Jhansi . Pleas advise.

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Bijay Purohit

July 11, 2010 - 10:34am

It is a very good article.Positive articles of the like nature should be visited, rather that sadistin and negative articles. Thanx to Sri Joshi.

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R. Brizmohan Singh

February 28, 2010 - 2:58pm

The establishment of Consumer Courts at various levels is basically to meet the international standards set by United Nations Organisation.Calling for members from various fields is to build up a jury system by giving a power of vote to non judicial members. This is a fine mix of judicial opinion and public opinion at large.The present rules as to procedure and practice to be adopted is inadequate. Moreover, the term deficiency of service in contradistinction to doctrines of arbitrariness, breach of contract, unconscienable bargain, monopoly, restrictive trade practices is not clearly defined. The Supreme Court offcourse had made an attempt in Ravneet Singh Bagga judgement but it is not sufficient. We want more such judgments defining the jurisdiction, distinctions, limits etc of the Consumer Court in all fields of services.

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