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Section 24B, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Administrative Control

Section 24B (Administrative control) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

(1) The National Commission shall have administrative control over all the State Commissions in the following matters, namely:-

  (i) calling for periodical returns regarding the institution, disposal, pendency of cases;
  (ii) issuance of instructions regarding adoption of uniform procedure in the hearing of matters, prior service of copies of documents produced by one party to the opposite parties, furnishing of English translation of judgments written in any language, speedy grant of copies of documents;
  (iii) generally overseeing the functioning of the State Commissions or the District Fora to ensure that the objects and purposes of the Act are best served without in any way interfering with their quasi-judicial freedom.

(2) The State Commission shall have administrative control over all the District Fora within its jurisdiction in all matters referred to in sub-section (1).

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 24B 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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