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Section 27A, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Appeal Against Order Passed u/s 27

Section 27A (Appeal against order passed under section 27) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (2 of 1974), an appeal under section 27, both on facts and on law, shall lie from -

 (a) the order made by the District Forum to the State Commission;
 (b) the order made by the State Commission to the National Commission; and
 (c) the order made by the National Commission to the Supreme Court.

(2) Except as aforesaid, no appeal shall lie to any court from any order of a District Forum or a State Commission or the National Commission.

(3) Every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of thirty days from the date of an order of a District Forum or a State Commission or, as the case may be, the National Commission:

 Provided that the State Commission or the National Commission or the Supreme Court, as the case may be, may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, if, it is satisfied that the appellant had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within the period of thirty days.




Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Section 27A was inserted by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act No. 62 of 2002), sec. 24, (w.e.f. 15-Mar-2003).




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