There shouldn’t be further delay in NCDRC appointments: Supreme Court

There should not be a further delay in appointing members of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), the Supreme Court has said, asking the Centre to complete the process soon. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat made the observation while extending the term of an NCDRC member […]

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NCDRC directs Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to 2 home buyers

New Delhi : The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has asked real estate giant Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to two home buyers for failing to hand over the possession of an apartment. The apex consumer commission asked the company to refund within three months Rs 53,73,561 and give a compensation of simple […]

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SC asks Unitech to pay compensation to 39 home buyers

The Supreme Court today directed embattled real estate firm Unitech Residential Resorts Ltd to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost and causing harassment to them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar disposed of the appeal filed by the real […]

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Sahara Group firm to pay Rs 1.43 cr to home buyer for delay

A Sahara Group company has been directed by the apex consumer body to refund over Rs 1.43 crore to a home buyer for its failure to give possession of a bungalow in one of its housing projects near Nagpur. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held Sahara Prime City Ltd (SPCL) deficient in rendering […]

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Courts should take pragmatic view of rights of consumers: SC

It is necessary for courts to take a “pragmatic view” of the rights of consumers in disputes concerning them since customers are at a disadvantage as compared to service providers, the Supreme Court has said. The court noted that Parliament had enacted the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and provision of limitation in the Act cannot […]

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Railways to compensate employee for rejecting medical claim

The Railways has been asked by the apex consumer commission to compensate an employee for rejecting his medical claim on the grounds that it was not an emergency situation when he took his wife to a private hospital. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld Punjab state consumer commission’s order which had directed the […]

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Bihar-based university asked to pay for cancelling MBA course

The apex consumer commission has held a university in Bihar guilty of making an applicant suffer by “unauthorisedly” initiating an MBA course and then cancelling it. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), however, reduced the amount of Rs 4.5 lakh awarded to the man as compensation for loss of career opportunity by a district […]

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NCDRC allows shipping firms’s insurance claim of Rs 1.93 cr

The apex consumer commission has directed an insurance company to pay over Rs 1.93 crore to a shipping firm for repair of one of its vessels which was damaged while sailing in bad weather. The New India Assurance Private Company Ltd, with whom the vessel is insured, had rejected the firm’s plea on the ground […]

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Unitech to refund Rs 3.33 crore to homebuyer

The apex consumer commission has directed real-estate major Unitech Hi-Tech Developers Ltd to pay over Rs three crore to a couple for failing to give them possession of an apartment booked under one of its housing projects at Noida in 2010. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked the firm to refund the payment […]

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Kuwait Airlines asked to compensate couple

A foreign airline has been directed by the national consumer forum to compensate a passenger for cancelling a flight and not informing them, holding the carrier responsible for deficient service. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held that there was deficiency in service towards the passengers and directed the Kuwait Airways Corporation to refund the […]

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