What is The District Consumer Protection Council? What are the Objects of the District Council? Section 8a and 8b of Consumer Protection Act 1986

The District Consumer Protection Council and Objects of the District Council are defined under section 8a and 8b of Consumer Protection Act 1986. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 8a of Consumer Protection Act "The District Consumer Protection Council"

Section 8A. (1) The State Government shall establish for every district, by notification, a council to be known as the District Consumer Protection Council with effect from such date as it may specify in such notification.

(2) The District Consumer Protection Council (hereinafter referred to as the District Council) shall consist of the following members, namely:-


 

(a) the Collector of the district (by whatever name called), who shall be its Chairman; and

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

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

(4) The District Council shall meet at such time and place within the district 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 8b of Consumer Protection Act "Objects of the District Council"

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

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