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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National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Asks LIC to Pay Claim, Interest to Policy Holder’s Widow, Trashes Plea of Hiding Ailments

Rejecting Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)’s claim that a policy-holder lied about his health condition at the time of purchasing insurance, the national consumer forum has directed the firm to pay Rs 1.5 lakh along with bonus & interest to his widow. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to pay […]

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NCDRC Said: ‘ Insurance claim cannot be denied on presumption of pre-existing disease ‘

New Delhi : The NCDRC, the apex consumer commission, has held that an insurance claim cannot be denied on mere presumption that a person might be suffering from a pre-existing disease. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said even if the insured person was suffering from a disease and did not know about it […]

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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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UP Directorate of Prosecution to pay retired employee Rs 6.5L gratuity

The apex consumer commission has dismissed the plea of Directorate of Prosecution of Uttar Pradesh against a state commission order directing it to pay its physically disabled retired employee a gratuity of Rs 6.50 lakh, saying there was an inordinate delay of 700 days in filing the revision petition. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission […]

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NCDRC orders Railways to compensate for jewellery theft from train

The apex consumer commission has directed the Railways to pay Rs 2.7 lakh to a passenger for theft of her jewellery, including diamonds, from a Rajasthan- bound train, noting that no official came to her rescue even after she raised an alarm. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench, while dismissing the revision petition […]

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Duty to remove defects is of car manufacturer: NCDRC

It’s the duty of a car manufacturer to remove the defects in a vehicle and make it roadworthy, the apex consumer commission has said while asking Maruti Suzuki India Limited to refund the price of one of its models to a customer for failing to rectify the complaint. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) […]

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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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