Consumer fora have jurisdiction over disputes on validity of statutory dues arising out of deficiency in service; HUDA v. Sunita bad law, SCSeptember 16 2019
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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