DECEMBER 24 is celebrated annually in India as NATIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY, also called National Consumer Day to commemorate December 24, 1986, when the Consumer Protection Act received assent of the President of India. The purpose of the day is to make consumers aware of their rights and responsibilities.
The Act was enforced to make consumers more aware of their rights. The main objective of this day is to protect the rights of consumers and ensure that the consumer’ are not subjected to market abuse.
The Consumer Protection Act keeps a check on unfair trade practices and it also provides protection to consumers from these practices. The act also helps consumers in speedy settlements of their disputes by establishing an effective network of redressal forums. The appellate courts make sure that the consumers will get inexpensive resolution of their discrepancies.
This year’s theme of National Consumer Day is ‘TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION.