Consumer fora have jurisdiction over disputes on validity of statutory dues arising out of deficiency in service; HUDA v. Sunita bad law, SC

Murali Krishnan September 16 2019
consumer fora, ramana, Mohan shantanagoudar and ajay rastogi

The Supreme Court today ruled that Consumer fora have jurisdiction to decide disputes concerning the validity of the imposition of a statutory due arising out of a “deficiency in service” as per the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (Act).

Consequently, the 2005 decision of the Supreme Court in the case of HUDA v. Sunita [(2005) 2 SCC 479] wherein it had held that National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has no jurisdiction to adjudicate the legitimacy of statutory dues was held to be bad law . . .

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