ASCI welcomes Consumer Protection Bill: D Shivakumar

21 Dec,2018

By A Correspondent

 

On Thursday, the Lok Sabha passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018. The Bill will now go to the Rajya Sabha for consideration and action. If it is adopted, it will replace the Consumer Protection Act 1986.

 

D Shivakumar

Commenting on the development, D Shivakumar, Chairman, Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) said: “ASCI welcomes the new Consumer Protection Bill which replaces the old 1986 bill. ASCI has been actively involved in addressing consumer grievances on behalf of the Department of Consumer Affairs. With the new bill brand owners need to think sharper about claims they make and product quality as product liability will be an issue if not delivered on promise. celebrities will have to pick the right quality brands. ASCI will help in ensuring that consumers rights are protected”.

 

The Bill provides for protecting consumer rights and setting up a redressal mechanism at the national, state and district levels. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswani sought help of members to help with the passage of the Bill to protect the interest of consumers.

 

 

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