Govt. revises pecuniary jurisdiction for entertaining complaints by consumer forums

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Govt. revises pecuniary jurisdiction for entertaining complaints by consumer forums

Press release Dated 30/12/2021

The Govt. has notified the rules for Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021. As per the rules revised pecuniary jurisdiction for entertaining consumer complaints in respect of goods and services paid as consideration shall be up to i) 50 lakhs for District Commissions; ii) More than 50 lakh to 2 Crore for State Commissions and iii) More than 2 Crore for National Commission.

As per the existing provisions of the Act, District Commissions have jurisdiction to entertain complaints where value of the goods or services paid as consideration does not exceed one crore rupees. State Commissions have jurisdiction to entertain complaints where value of the goods or services paid as consideration, exceeds 1 crore rupees, but does not exceed 10 crore rupees and National Commission has jurisdiction to entertain complaints where value of goods or services paid as consideration exceeds 10 crore rupees.

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