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Section 101 Consumer Protection Act 2019 Central Govt power to make rules

Section 101 (Power of Central Government to make rules) under Chapter VIII (Miscellaneous) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.—

❝(1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out any of the provisions contained in this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for, —
 (a) the other class or classes of persons including public utility entities under clause (19) of section 2;
 (b) the contest, lottery, game of chance or skill which are to be exempted under item (b) of sub-clause (iii) of clause (47) of section 2;
 (c) the manner of issuing bill or cash memo or receipt for goods sold or services rendered under sub-clause (vii) of clause (47) of section 2;
 (d) the number of other official or non-official members of the Central Council under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 3;
 (e) the time and place of meeting of Central Council and the procedure for the transaction of its business under sub-section (2) of section 4;
 (f) the number of Commissioners in the Central Authority under sub-section (2) of section 10;
 (g) the qualifications for appointment, method of recruitment, procedure of appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and other terms and conditions of service of the Chief Commissioner and other Commissioners of the Central Authority under section 11;
 (h) the salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of, the officers and other employees of the Central Authority under sub-section (2) of section 13;
 (i) the qualifications for appointment of Director General, Additional Director General, Director, Joint Director, Deputy Director and Assistant Director and the manner of appointment under sub-section (2) of section 15;
 (j) the manner of taking copies or extracts of document, record or article seized or produced before returning to the person under sub-section (3) of section 22;
 (k) the officer and the manner of disposing of articles which are subject to speedy or natural decay under sub-section (4) of section 22;
 (l) the form and manner for preparing annual statement of accounts by the Central Authority in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India under sub-section (1) of section 26;
 (m) the form in which, and the time within which, an annual report, other reports and returns may be prepared by the Central Authority under sub-section (1) of section 27;
 (n) the qualifications for appointment, method of recruitment, procedure for appointment, term of office, resignation and removal of President and members of the District Commission under section 29;
 (o) the other value of goods and services in respect of which the District Commission shall have jurisdiction to entertain complaints under proviso to sub-section (1) of section 34;
 (p) the manner of electronically filing complaint under the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 35;
 (q) the fee, electronic form and the manner of payment of fee for filing complaint under sub-section (2) of section 35;
 (r) the cases which may not be referred for settlement by mediation under sub-section (1) of section 37;
 (s) the manner of authentication of goods sampled in case of the National Commission under clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 38;
 (t) any other matter which may be prescribed under clause (f) of sub-section (9) of section 38;
 (u) the fund where the amount obtained may be credited and the manner of utilisation of such amount under sub-section (2) of section 39;
 (v) the form and the manner in which appeal may be preferred to the State Commission under section 41;
 (w) the qualifications for appointment, method of recruitment, procedure for appointment, term of office, resignation and removal of the President and members of the State Commission under section 43;
 (x) the other value of goods and services in respect of which the State Commission shall have jurisdiction under the proviso to sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 47;
 (y) the form and manner of filing appeal to the National Commission, and the manner of depositing fifty per cent. of the amount before filing appeal, under sub-section (1) of section 51;
 (z) the number of members of the National Commission under clause (b) of section 54;
 (za) the qualifications, appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and other terms and conditions of service of the President and members of the National Commission under sub-section (1) of section 55;
 (zb) the salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the officers and other employees of the National Commission under sub-section (3) of section 57;
 (zc) the other value of goods and services in respect of which the National Commission shall have jurisdiction under the proviso to sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 58;
 (zd) the manner of depositing fifty per cent. of the amount under the second proviso to section 67;
 (ze) the form in which the National Commission and the State Commission shall furnish information to the Central Government under sub-section (4) of section 70;
 (zf) the persons in the consumer mediation cell under sub-section (3) of section 74;
 (zg) the measures to be taken by the Central Government to prevent unfair trade practices in e-commerce, direct selling under section 94;
 (zh) the amount for compounding offences under sub-section (1) of section 96;
 (zi) the fund to which the penalty and amount collected shall be credited under section 97; and
 (zj) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed, or in respect of which provisions are to be, or may be, made by rules.❞



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Notes:

(1) The Consumer Protection Act, 2019, an Act of Parliament, received the assent of the President on the 9th August, 2019, and was published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1) by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) on 9th August, 2019.

(2) Effective Date: The Act shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.




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