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Section 24A, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Limitation Period

Section 24A (Limitation period) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

(1) The District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission shall not admit a complaint unless it is filed within two years from the date on which the cause of action has arisen.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a complaint may be entertained after the period specified in sub-section (1), if the complainant satisfies the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, that he had sufficient cause for not filing the complaint as this such period:

 Provided that no such complaint shall be entertained unless the National Commission, the State Commission or the District Forum, as the case may be, records its reasons for condoning such delay.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 24A was newly inserted by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act No. 50 of 1993), sec. 19, (w.e.f. 18-Jun-1993).

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