What is the Procedure for meetings of the Central Council? What are the Objects of the Central Council? Section 5 and 6 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

Procedure for meetings of the Central Council and Objects of the Central Council are defined under section 5 and 6 of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 5 of Consumer Protection Act "Procedure for meetings of the Central Council"

Section 5. (1) The Central Council shall meet as and when necessary, but 1[at least one meeting] of the Council shall be held every year.

(2) The Central Council shall meet at such time and place as the Chairman may think fit and shall observe such procedure in regard to the transaction of its business as may be prescribed.


 

Section 6 of Consumer Protection Act "Objects of the Central Council."

Section 6. The objects of the Central Council shall be to promote and protect the rights of the consumer such as,-

(a) the right to be protected against the marketing of goods and services which are hazardous to life and property;

(b) the right to be informed about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods or services, as the case may be, so as to protect the consumer against unfair trade practices;

(c) the right to be assured, wherever possible, access to a variety of goods and services at competitive prices;

(d) the right to be heard and to be assured that consumers’ interests will receive due consideration at appropriate forums;

(e) the right to seek redressal against unfair trade practices [or restrictive trade practices] or unscrupulous exploitation of consumers; and

(f) the right to consumer education.

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