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UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

National Commission in their order dated 1.4.2014 held Ganga Immigration and Education Services Pvt. Ltd indulging into unfair trade practices for not providing work visa as per the promises made to the complainants ....

PRESERVING LIFE CELLS -SERVICES UNDER CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

SERVICES UNDER CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT-NEW DIMENSION,-PRESERVING LIFE CELL...

Whether providing information is a service under Consumer Protection Act 1986 (RTI Act VISA VIS Consumer Protection Act)

The above discussion clearly talks about a situation where consumer has once contacted the authorities under RTI Act but when failed to obtain suitable reply / relief, now contacts consumer forum by way of appeal. Certainly such application which it fact is an appeal could be filed only before the appellant court under the law which had been chosen in the beginning....

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN STERLIZATION CASES

Failure, due to natural causes would not provide any ground for claim. if the couple opts for bearing the child, it ceases to be an unwanted child. The cause of action for claiming compensation in cases of failed sterilization operation arises on account of negligence of the surgeon and not on account of child birth.” • If the women has suffered an unwanted pregnancyit can be terminated and this is legal and permissible under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971...

RTI Act VISA VIS Consumer Protection Act

Again, Section 19 of the RTI Act, 2005, provides procedure for appeal. The above discussion clearly talks about a situation where consumer has once contacted the authorities under RTI Act but when failed to obtain suitable reply / relief, now contacts consumer forum by way of appeal. Certainly such application which it fact is an appeal could be filed only before the appellant court under the law which had been chosen in the beginning. Hence if information has been asked in normal course and not following the procedure under RTI Act, then it is service.But filing appeal or complaint when information under RTI Act is not received, consumer complaint is not admissible under Consumer Protection Act....

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN STERLIZATION CASES

If the women has suffered an unwanted pregnancy, it can be terminated and this is legal and permissible under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. If the couple opts for bearing the child, it ceases to be an unwanted child. The cause of action for claiming compensation in cases of failed sterilization operation arises on account of negligence of the surgeon and not on account of child birth.Failure, due to natural causes would not provide any ground for claim. 2011...

LAW ON APPEAL AND TRANSFER OF CASES UNDER CONSUMER PROTECT ACT

Karnataka State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has dismissed three applications filed by the complainants for transferring 139 cases to one forum for adjudication....

CONSUMER HAS THE OPEN ACCESS TO CHOOSE DISTRIBUTER/SUPPLIER FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

“in our view, the provisions of both the 1903 and 1910 Electricity Acts encourage competition in the electricity trade and the same is also incorporated in the licences issued in favour of the distribution licensees, which also include licensees generating power for supply. The element of competition has been included in the Preamble to the 2003 Act and permites the same in its various provisions.”...

DDA DIRECTED TO MAINTAIN PRINCIPAL OF EQUALITY

National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission found Delhi Development Authority going beyond the Principal of equality while allotting the flats to the customers and charging towards the cost in arbitrary manner....

CONSUMER ADVISORIES CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1986 (AMENDED )2002

Information Technology Act, 2000 has done a big deal in giving recognition to online purchases. Reserve Bank of India by issuing various circulars regarding online banking and money transfer activities have made consumers capable of securing the online space. It’s true that as a whole, there are no specific laws that seek to protect consumers in the online space. However, that does not necessarily mean that the consumers are left without any recourse and in this regard we shall examine whether it is possible to use the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 to protect consumer rights in the online environment as well. While looking into the present frame work of Consumer Protection Act, we find enough scope to make use of this law with the same strength as is done purchases in physical presence with a little careful dealing....

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