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26/10/2017 09:29am

Consumer protection on top priority of government, integral part of New India: PM Modi

image Consumer protection on top priority of government, integral part of New India: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 26 (KNN) Voicing the government’s take with reference to the consumer rights and protection in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government is committed in ensuring that the trade in the country happens on fair ground.

The Prime Minister made the following remarks during the inaugural event of the International Conference on Consumer protection organized in association with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Prime Minister informed that the government is in process of enacting a new Consumer Protection Act keeping in view the business practices and requirements of the country.

The proposed Act lays great emphasis on consumer empowerment. Rules are being simplified to ensure that Consumer grievances are redressed in a time-bound manner and at least possible cost. Also stringent provisions are proposed against misleading advertisements, PM Modi said.

He further informed that a Central Consumer Protection Authority with executive powers will be constituted for quick remedial action.

The Prime Minister also spoke of the standardization proces introduced in the country and the madatory norm of obtaining certifications from the BIS on certain products, making the quality products available for the consumers.

Key government officials including Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, C.R. Chaudhary and Secretary General of UNCTAD, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi were present at the event. (With PIB Inputs) (KNN/DA)


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