The Chandigarh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC), India is a quasi-judicial commission in India which was set up in 1988 under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986. Its office is in Chandigarh. The commission is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.The commission is presently headed by Justice Jasbir Singh, former judge of the Punjab And Haryana High Court. State Commission deals with the consumer complaints where the value of goods or services and the compensation if any, claimed exceeds Rs.20 lakhs but upto Rs.one crore, filed by the consumers under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Under the Act, State Commission acts as Appellate Authority. Section 23 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Any person aggrieved by an order made by the State Commission may prefer an appeal against such order to the National Commission within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of the order.
The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (In short,‘The Act’) is a benevolent
social legislation that lays down the rights of the consumers and provides
their for promotion and protection of the rights of the consumers. The first
and the only Act of its kind in India, it has enabled ordinary consumers to
secure less expensive and often speedy redressal of their grievances. By
spelling out the rights and remedies of the consumers in a market so far
dominated by organized manufacturers and traders of goods and providers of
various types of services, the Act makes the dictum, caveat emptor (‘Buyer
Beware’) a thing of the past.
The Act mandates establishment of Consumer Protection Councils at the Centre as well as in each State and District, with a view to promoting consumer awareness.The Central Council is headed by Minster In-charge of the Department of Consumer Affairs in the Central Government and the State Councils by the Minister In-charge of the Consumer Affairs... Read More
The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens" and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002.The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except Jammu & Kashmir. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerise their records for wide dissemination and to proactively certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally.It is an initiative taken by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions... Read More