Vacancies in Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Dispute Redressal Mechanism
In news Recently, the Supreme Court, has expressed displeasure over delay in filling up vacancies in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions.
- It directed the centre and states to complete the process within eight weeks.
- The Court also asked the Centre to submit a report on legislative impact study on Consumer Protection Act, 2019 in four weeks time.
- Legislative Impact Study or Assessment is the study of the impact of a law (being made and enforced) on the society over a period of time.
About National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
- The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) is a quasi-judicial commission in India which was set up in 1988 under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.
- Its head office is in New Delhi.
- The commission is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 provided for a three-tier consumer dispute redressal machinery at the National (NCDRC), State and District levels.
- The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 establishes the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) whose primary objective will be to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers.
News Source: IE