Appeal, What is Finality of orders? What is Limitation period to file consumer complaint? Section 23, 24 and 24a of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Appeal, Finality of orders and Limitation period are defined under section 23, 24 and 24a of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 23 of Consumer Protection Act "Appeal"

Section 23. Any person, aggrieved by an order made by the National Commission in exercise of its power conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of section 21, may prefer an appeal against such order to the Supreme Court within a period of thirty days from the date of the order:

Provided that the Supreme Court may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days if it is satisfied that there was sufficient cause for not filing it within that period


 

Provided further that no appeal by a person who is required to pay any amount in terms of an order of the National Commission shall be entertained by the Supreme Court unless that person has deposited in the prescribed manner fifty per cent of that amount or rupees fifty thousand, whichever is less

 

Section 24 of Consumer Protection Act "Finality of orders"

Section 24. Every order of a District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission shall, if no appeal has been preferred against such order under the provisions of this Act, be final

 

Section 24A of Consumer Protection Act "Limitation period"

Section 24A. (1) The District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission shall not admit a complaint unless it is filed within two years from the date on which the cause of action has arisen.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a complaint may be entertained after the period specified in sub-section (1), if the complainant satisfies the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, that he had sufficient cause for not filing the complaint within such period:

Provided that no such complaint shall be entertained unless the National Commission, the State Commission or the District Forum, as the case may be, records its reasons for condoning such delay.

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