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

Appeal against order passed under section 27 and Protection of action taken in good faith are defined under section 27A and 28 of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 27A of Consumer Protection Act "Appeal against order passed under section 27"

Section 27A. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, an appeal under section 27, both on facts and on law, shall lie fromó
(a) the order made by the District Forum to the State Commission;
(b) the order made by the State Commission to the National Commission; and
(c) the order made by the National Commission to the Supreme Court.


 

(2) Except as aforesaid, no appeal shall lie to any court from any order of a District Forum or a State Commission or the National Commission.
(3) Every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of thirty days from the date of an order of a District Forum or a State Commission or, as the case may be, the National Commission :
Provided that the State Commission or the National Commission or the Supreme Court, as the case may be, may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, if, it is satisfied that the appellant had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within the period of thirty days.

 

Section 28 of Consumer Protection Act "Protection of action taken in good faith"

Section 28. No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the members of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission or any officer or person acting under the direction of the District Forum, the State Commission or the National Commission for executing any order made by it or in respect of anything which is in a good faith done or intended to be done by such member, officer or person under this Act or under any rule or order made thereunder.

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