What is Administrative control? What is Enforcement of orders of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission? Section 24B and 25 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Administrative control and Enforcement of orders of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission are defined under section 24B and 25 of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 24B of Consumer Protection Act "Administrative control"

Section 24B. (1) The National Commission shall have administrative control over all the State Commission in the following matters, namely:-

(i) calling for periodical returns regarding the institution, disposal, pendency of cases;

(ii) issuance of instructions regarding adoption of uniform procedure in the hearing of matters, prior service of copies of documents produced by one party to the opposite parties, furnishing of English translation of judgments written in any language, speedy grant of copies of documents;


 

(iii) generally overseeing the functioning of the State Commissions or the District Fora to ensure that the objects and purposes of the Act are best served without in any way interfering with their quasi-judicial freedom.

(2) The State Commission shall have administrative control over all the District Fora within its jurisdiction in all matters referred to in sub-section (1).]

 

Section 25 of Consumer Protection Act "Enforcement of orders of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission"

Section 25. (1) Where an interim order made under this Act, is not complied with the District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, may order the property of the person, not complying with such order to be attached.

(2) No attachment made under sub-section (1) shall remain in force for more than three months at the end of which, if the non-compliance continues, the property attached may be sold and out of the proceeds thereof, the District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission may award such damages as it thinks fit to the complainant and shall pay the balance, if any, to the party entitled thereto.

(3) Where any amount is due from any person under an order made by a District Forum, State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, the person entitled to the amount may make an application to the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, and such District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission may issue a certificate for the said amount to the Collector of the district (by whatever name called) and the Collector shall proceed to recover the amount in the same manner as arrears of land revenue.]

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