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Consumer Protection Act 1986

As amended by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2002

An Act to provide for the better protection of the interest of consumers and for that purpose to make provision for the establishment of consumer councils and other authorities for the settlement of consumers’ disputes and for matters connected therewith:

Section 1 of Consumer Protection Act "Short title, extent, commencement and application"

Section 1. (1) This Act may be called the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different provisions of this Act.

(4) Save as otherwise expressly provided by the Central Government by notification, this Act shall apply to all goods and services.

What are the definitions in Consumer Protection Act? Section 2 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is the meaning Act not in derogation of any other law? What is the Central Consumer Protection Council? Section 3 and 4 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is the Procedure for meetings of the Central Council? What are the Objects of the Central Council? Section 5 and 6 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is the State Consumer Protection Councils? What are the Objects of the State Council? Section 7 and 8 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is The District Consumer Protection Council? What are the Objects of the District Council? Section 8a and 8b of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Establishment of Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies? What is the Composition of the District Forum? Section 9 and 10 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Jurisdiction of the District Forum? What is the Manner in which complaint shall be made? Section 11 and 12 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Procedure on admission of complaint? What are the Findings of the District Forum? Section 13 and 14 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Appeal? What is Composition of the State Commission? Section 15 and 16 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Jurisdiction of the State Commission? What is Transfer of cases? Section 17 and 17A of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Circuit Benches? What is the Procedure applicable to State Commissions? Section 17B and 18 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What are Appeals? What is Hearing of appeal? Section 19 and 19A of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Composition of the National Commission? What is the Jurisdiction of the National Commission? Section 20 and 21 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Power and procedure applicable to the National Commission? What is the Power to set aside ex parte orders? Section 22 and 22a of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Transfer of cases Circuit Benches? How to fill Vacancy in the office of the President? Section 22b, 22c and 22d of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Appeal, What is Finality of orders? What is Limitation period to file consumer complaint? Section 23, 24 and 24a of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Administrative control? What is Enforcement of orders of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission? Section 24B and 25 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints? What are Penalties? Section 26 and 27 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

How to file Appeal against order passed under section 27? What is Protection of action taken in good faith? Section 27A and 28 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Service of notice, etc? What is Power to remove difficulties? Section 28a and 29 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is the meaning Vacancies or defects in appointment not to invalidate orders? What is Power to make rules? Section 29a and 30 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Power of the National Commission to make regulations? What is the meaning Rules and regulation to be laid before each House of Parliament? Section 30a and 31 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

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