What is the State Consumer Protection Councils? What are the Objects of the State Council? Section 7 and 8 of Consumer Protection Act 1986

The State Consumer Protection Councils and Objects of the State Council are defined under section 7 and 8 of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 7 of Consumer Protection Act "The State Consumer Protection Councils"

Section 7. (1) The State Government shall, by notification, establish with effect from such date as it may specify in such notification, a Council to be known as the Consumer Protection Council for (hereinafter referred to as State Council).

(2) The State Council shall consist of the following members, namely :-

(a) the Minister in-charge of consumer affairs in the State Government who shall be its Chairman;


 

(b) such number of other official or non-official members representing such interests as may be prescribed by the State Government;

(c) such number of other official or non-official members, not exceeding ten, as may be nominated by the Central Government.

(3) The State Council shall meet as and when necessary but not less than two meetings shall be held every year.

(4) The State 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 by the State Government.

 

Section 8 of Consumer Protection Act "Objects of the State Council"

Section 8. The objects of every State Council shall be to promote and protect within the State the rights of the consumers laid down in clauses (a) to (f) of section 6.

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