Consumer Protection Bill 2018 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on December 20, 2018 passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2018. The bill calls for strict discipline, including correctional facility terms and robust fines for deluding promotions and food contamination.
The bill will presently go to the Rajya Sabha for dialog. The bill looks to supplant the 2015 Consumer Protection Bill that was acquainted with nullification the 30-year-old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. It was initially presented in the Lok Sabha in January 2018.
Arrangements of the new Bill
• The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 means to secure purchasers’ interests through a redressal instrument that would guarantee convenient and viable settlement of problems. It tries to broaden the extent of the current law and make it increasingly viable and deliberate. It tries to set up a Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to secure customer rights and investigate the issues identified with false or deceiving advertisements.
• It has arrangements for post-prosecution organize intervention as another debate goals component. It additionally accommodates item risk activity.
Penalties
• The bill accommodates fine and restriction on big names for supporting deceiving notices: if there should be an occurrence of the principal offense, the punishment would incorporate a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh and a one-year prohibition on any support. For the second offense, the punishment would incorporate a fine of up to Rs 50 lakh and a three-year-prohibition on supports.
• For makers and organizations, the punishment would be dependent upon Rs 10 lakh and up to two years of prison term for the primary offense. For any resulting offense, the makers and organizations would need to pay a fine of Rs 50 lakh and serve a correctional facility term of 5 years. The bill likewise accommodates punishment up to life term imprison sentence in the event of contaminated.



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