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What is Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints? What are Penalties? Section 26 and 27 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints and Penalties are defined under section 26 and 27 of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 26 of Consumer Protection Act "Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints"

Section 26. Where a complaint instituted before the District Forum, the State Commission or, as the case may be, the National Commission is found to be frivolous or vexatious, it shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, dismiss the complaint and make an order that the complainant shall pay to the opposite party such cost, not exceeding ten thousand rupees, as may be specified in the order.

 

Section 27 of Consumer Protection Act "Penalties"

Section 27. (1) Where a trader or a person against whom a complaint is made or the complainant fails or omits to comply with any order made by the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, such trader or person or complainant shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one month but which may extend to three years, or with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees but which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), the District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, shall have the power of a Judicial Magistrate of the first class for the trial of offences under this Act, and on such conferment of powers, the District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be, on whom the powers are so conferred, shall be deemed to be a Judicial Magistrate of the first class for the purpose of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

(3) All offences under this Act may be tried summarily by the District Forum or the State Commission or the National Commission, as the case may be.

Consumer Protection Act 1986

What are Appeals? What is Hearing of appeal? Section 19 and 19A of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Composition of the National Commission? What is the Jurisdiction of the National Commission? Section 20 and 21 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Power and procedure applicable to the National Commission? What is the Power to set aside ex parte orders? Section 22 and 22a of Consumer Protection Act 1986

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

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

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

What is Dismissal of frivolous or vexatious complaints? What are Penalties? Section 26 and 27 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

How to file Appeal against order passed under section 27? What is Protection of action taken in good faith? Section 27A and 28 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Service of notice, etc? What is Power to remove difficulties? Section 28a and 29 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is the meaning Vacancies or defects in appointment not to invalidate orders? What is Power to make rules? Section 29a and 30 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

What is Power of the National Commission to make regulations? What is the meaning Rules and regulation to be laid before each House of Parliament? Section 30a and 31 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

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