State and District Consumer Protection Council India.
State Consumer Protection Council:
The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (Amended in 2002) makes provision for the set up of State Consumer Protection Councils at the state level so as to promote and protect the right of the Consumers Under the Act.
Establishment The State Government shall by notification, establish with effect from such date as it may specify in such notification, a Council to be known as the State Consumer Protection Council [Section 7(1)]. Constitution The State Consumer Protection Council shall consist the following members, namely:
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- The Minister in charge of consumer affairs in the State Government who will be its Chairman.
- Such member of other officials or nonofficial members representing such interest as may be prescribed by the State Government.
- Such number of other official or nonofficial members, not exceeding as may be nominated by the Central Government. [Section 7(2) amended in 2002, w.e.f. 15-3-03].
- The council shall meet as and when necessary but not less than two meetings shall be held every year.
- The meeting of the Council shall be held at such time and place as the Chairman may think fit.
- The terms of the State Council shall be three years.
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District Consumer Protection Council:
In order to promote and protect the rights of the consumers at the district level, provisions have been made in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 Vide Act, No. 62 of 2002 (w.e.f. (5-3-2003) for the establishment of District Consumer protection council at the district level.
The State Government shall Establish for every district, by notification, a Council to be known as the District Consumer Protection Council with effect from such date as it may specify in such notification [Section 8(1)].
The District Consumer Protection Council shall consist of the following members, namely:
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- The Collector of the district, who shall be its Chairman, and
- Such member of other official and nonofficial members representing such interests as may be prescribed by the State Government. [Section 8A(2)].
- The Council shall meet as and when necessary but not less than two meetings shall be held every years.
- The Council shall meet as such time and place within the District as the Chairman may think fit.