ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Amending the Consumer Protection Act, 1986

A proposed amendment to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, gives the right to a consumer to set aside an unfair contract, and cancel, at will, a contract within 30 days of receiving the goods or services. A proposed Consumer Protection Authority will bring about effective checks on unfair advertising and trade practices. The amendment introduces product liability against manufacturers and vendors. The text of the amendment needs reworking and fine-tuning.

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