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Section 103 Consumer Protection Act 2019: Power of National Commission to make regulations

Section 103 (Power of National Commission to make regulations) under Chapter VIII (Miscellaneous) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.—

❝(1) The National Commission may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, by notification, make regulations not inconsistent with this Act to provide for all matters for which provision is necessary or expedient for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may make provisions for—
 (a) the costs for adjournment to be imposed by the District Commission under the second proviso to sub-section (7) of section 38;
 (b) the costs for adjournment to be imposed by the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, under the second proviso to section 52;
 (c) the maintenance of any other information by the consumer mediation cell under sub-section (4) of section 74;
 (d) the manner of submission of quarterly report by consumer mediation cell to the District Commission, the State Commission or the National Commission under sub-section (5) of section 74;
 (e) the qualifications and experience required for empanelment as mediator, the procedure for empanelment, the manner of training empanelled mediators, the fee payable to empanelled mediator, the terms and conditions for empanelment, the code of conduct for empanelled mediators, the grounds on which, and the manner in which, empanelled mediators shall be removed or empanelment shall be cancelled and the other matters relating thereto under sub-section (2) of section 75;
 (f) the conditions for re-empanelment of mediators for another term under sub-section (3) of section 75;
 (g) the other facts to be disclosed by mediators under clause (c) of section 77;
 (h) the time within which, and the manner in which, mediation may be conducted under sub-section (3) of section 79; and
 (i) such other matter for which provision is to be, or may be, made by regulation.❞



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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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