The Supreme Court has directed the Central government to file a comprehensive status report within six weeks, indicating compliance of its earlier direction to frame model rules relating to administration, selection and appointments of members, infrastructure etc., at all levels of the consumer fora constituted under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
The three-judge bench, on November 21 last year, had issued certain directives to the Union Government observing that a systemic overhaul of the entire infrastructure was necessary if the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, is not to become a dead letter. Read the Live Law report.
The bench had issued the following directives:
“We request Mr Maninder Singh, learned ASG to assist this Court in formulating appropriate directions to ensure that proper infrastructure is made available at all levels of the consumer fora across the country,” the bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said.
The court also has observed that the committee headed by Dr Justice Arijit Pasayat filed its report on March 4, 2017, and it has completed its task.
The court has now posted the matter on January 30, 2018, to consider the implementation of directives issued last year.