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Section 6, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Objects Of Central Consumer Protection Council

Section 6 (Objects of the Central Council) under Chapter II (Consumer Protection Councils) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

The objects of the Central Council shall be to promote and protect the rights of the consumers such as,—

  (a) the right to be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to to life and property;

  (b) the right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services, as the case may be, so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices;

  (c) the right to be assured, wherever possible, access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices;

  (d) the right to be heard and to be assured that consumers’ interests will receive due consideration at appropriate forums;

  (e) the right to seek redressal against unfair trade practices or restrictive trade practices or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers; and

  (f) the right to consumer education.




Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Amendments done by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act 50 of 1993), sec. 5, (w.e.f. 18-Jun-1993), as follows:

  (i) in clause (a), after the word "goods", the words "and services" were inserted;

  (ii) in clause (b), after the word "goods", the words "or services, as the case may be," were inserted;

  (iii) in clause (c), after the word "goods", the words "and services" were inserted;

  (iv) in clause (e) after the words "unfair trade practices", the words "or restrictive trade practices" were inserted.





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