The Rajya Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019. The bill will lead to setting up of a Central Consumer Protection Authority to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers as a class.
The Bill seeks to strengthen the rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services. The bill will replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Mains:
- Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: Ram Vilas Paswan.
Source: The Hindu