Consumer rights

Government to hold “Consumer Empowerment Week” from March 14-20

The Department of Consumer Affairs will organize “Consumer Empowerment Week” from March 14-20, coinciding with World Consumer Rights Day.

In an official statement, the department said the “Consumer Empowerment Week” was to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

The celebrations coincide with World Consumer Rights Day, which falls on March 15.

The department will organize several activities in various places of the country.

On the opening day of the celebration, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Indian Institute of Legal Metrology (IILM) Ranchi, National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India Ltd (NCCF), National Test House (NTH) and Regional Reference Standards Laboratories (RRSL) will conduct rural awareness programs in 75 villages.

Awareness programs will raise awareness of the National Consumer Helpline (NCH), features of the Consumer Protection Act 2019, BIS standards, details to see on prepackaged products, use of pressure cookers and ISI-marked helmets, the purchase of hallmarked gold jewelry, and the use of appropriate weights and measures.

On March 15, the Department will celebrate World Consumer Rights Day.

The main event is held in the nation’s capital and this year’s theme is ”Fair Digital Finance”.

The event will be opened by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, State Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Justice RK Agarwal, Chairman of the National Consumer Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC), Nandan Nilekani, Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys.

The Department is also launching a virtual exhibition on 75 years of the scientific and organizational journey of BIS, RRSL and the National Test House (NTH).

A virtual e-commerce conference will be held on March 16-17, the statement said.

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