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Section 9, Consumer Protection Act 1986: Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies (CDRA)

Section 9 (Establishment of Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) under Chapter III (Consumer Disputes Redressal Agencies) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is reproduced hereunder:—

There shall be established for the purposes of this Act, the following agencies, namely: -

(a) a Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to be known as the “District Forum” established by the State Government in each district of the State by notification:

Provided that the State Government may, if it deems fit, establish more than one District Forum in a district.

(b) a Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to be known as the “State Commission” established by the State Government in the State by notification; and

(c) a National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission established by the Central Government by notification.




Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Modified by the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act 50 of 1993), s. 7 (w.e.f. 18-Jun-1993), as follows

 o in clause (a),—
 (i) the words "with the prior approval of the Central Government" were omitted;
 (ii) the Proviso was inserted at the end;

 o in clause (b), the words "with the prior approval of the Central Government" were omitted.





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