What is Transfer of cases Circuit Benches? How to fill Vacancy in the office of the President? Section 22b, 22c and 22d of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Transfer of cases, Circuit Benches and Vacancy in the office of the President are defined under section 22b, 22c and 22d of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 22b of Consumer Protection Act "Transfer of cases"

Section 22B. On the application of the complainant or of its own motion, the National Commission may, at any stage of the proceeding, in the interest of justice, transfer any complaint pending before the District Forum of one State to a District Forum of another State or before one State Commission to another State Commission.


 

Section 22c of Consumer Protection Act "Circuit Benches"

Section 22C. The National Commission shall ordinarily function at New Delhi and perform its functions at such other place as the Central Government may, in consultation with the National Commission, notify in the Official Gazette, from time to time

 

Section 22d of Consumer Protection Act "Vacancy in the office of the President"

Section 22D. When the office of President of a District Forum, State Commission, or of the National Commission, as the case may be, is vacant or a person occupying such office is, by reason of absence or otherwise, unable to perform the duties of his office, these shall be performed by the senior-most member of the District Forum, the State Commission or of the National Commission, as the case may be:

Provided that where a retired Judge of a High Court is a member of the National Commission, such member or where the number of such members is more than one, the senior-most person among such members, shall preside over the National Commission in the absence of President of that Commission.]

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