Cabinet nod to consumer awareness plan

Aug 8 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved the continuation of a consumer awareness scheme at a cost of Rs.409.29 crore during the 12th Five Year Plan, said a statement. The scheme would strengthen the consumer movement by spreading consumer literacy and a campaign about consumers’ rights and responsibilities, said the statement. […]

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HSBC to pay Rs 20,000 compensation to credit card holder

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has been ordered by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation to one of its credit card holders for adding his name in CIBIL’s defaulters list even though he had paid all his dues. While awarding the amount to the HSBC credit card holder, the New […]

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PVR to pay compensation for screening of another movie

A woman was awarded Rs 10,000 as compensation for disappointment and inconvenience suffered by her and her son due to last-minute replacement of the movie they had booked tickets for in a PVR. The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said  “It is clear from their (PVR) own averment that the picture ‘Bas Ek Pal’ was […]

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Misleading ads: Agency might monitor and act

Flooded with growing consumer complaints over misleading advertisements, especially relating to health and nutritional benefits and the get-rich schemes, the government is planning an investigating agency to curb the practice. The proposed agency will supplement consumer courts, which cannot collect evidence themselves, while other measures planned include sharpening of the Consumer Protection Act. “An investigating […]

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