GoI to set up Central Consumer Protection Authority

GoI will be set up Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) by the first week of April 2020. The CCPA to be set up under the Consumer Protection Act 2019, will address issues related to consumer rights, unfair trade practices, misleading advertisements and impose penalties for selling spurious and adulterated products. CCPA will be formed under the aegis of the authority and it will carry out inquiries in matters related to unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution: Ramvilas Paswan.

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