Srinagar, 16 March (CNI): Jammu and Kashmir State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (J&K SCDRC) celebrated “World Consumer Rights Day”, at its office at Shaheedgunj, Srinagar to make Consumers aware of their rights.
As per the news agency-Current News of India (CNI), World Consumer Rights Day, an annual occasion for solidarity within the international consumer movement is celebrated across the country on the 15th of March to commemorate the day when the Consumer Protection Act came into being in the year 1986. World Consumer Rights Day is an opportunity to promote and protect the basic rights and responsibilities of all consumers.
While addressing to media, Maheep Gupta, Hon’ble Member of the State Commission, J&K highlighted the basic rights and responsibilities of the consumers & the steps being taken for the protection of same, by the Consumer Affairs Department Government of India & Government of J&K (UT) under the able stewardship of Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary GOI & Sh. Zubair Ahmed, Commissioner/Secretary to the J&K Govt. respectively.
Maheep Gupta, Hon’ble Member also informed the holding of permanent Grahak Madhyasta Lok Adalats on every 4th Saturday of the month w.e.f., the month of April’2023.
He also informed that the Consumer Commissions of J&K have already initiated the process of establishing mediation cells with the State Commission and each & every District Commission as the alternate dispute redressal mechanism for a faster resolution of the cases.
Gupta also profusely thanked Sh. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister GOI & Sh. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble LG, J&K Govt. for their all-out vision & support to the commissions to ensure the protection of consumer rights.
He also appealed to the public to avail themselves the opportunity to settle their cases through the Permanent Lok Adalats & to avail themselves the mediation services as and when available.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks to the staff of the State Commission office at Srinagar for their active participation and all the participants. (CNI)