15 March 2018

World Consumer Rights Day- 15 March

World Consumer Rights Day- 15 March


World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated globally on 15th March. It is an awareness day and theme for this year's WCRD 2018 is ‘Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer’.

The day is an opportunity to promote basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected. On this day in 1962, President John F Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights in US Congress and became first leader to do so. 

Source- AIR World Service

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • Consumer Affairs Minister of India is Ram Vilas Paswan.
  • The first World Consumer Rights Day was observed in 1983.
  • In India, the National Consumer Day is observed on 24th December.


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