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Section 1, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Short Title, Extent, Commencement & Application

Section 1 (Short title, extent, commencement and application) under Chapter I (Preliminary) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

(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.





Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Date of commencement of the provisions of the Act :-

 (a) 15th April, 1987, vide notification No. S.O. 390(E), dated 15th April, 1987 in respect of Chapters I, II and IV, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

 (b) 1st July, 1987, vide notification No. S.O. 568(E), dated 10th June, 1987 in respect of Chapter III, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

(2) 'Preamble' part of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 states :-

"An Act to provide for the better protection of the interests 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."





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