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Consumer Protection Bill to be Presented in The Next Session of Parliament, Provision of Prohibition of Misleading Advertisements

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Posted on: 06 Oct, 2017 Tags   Consumer Protection Bill Parliament Advertisement

IndiaNewsonWeb: 06 Oct, 2017, The Consumer Protection Bill may be introduced in the next session of Parliament for the new consumer law that the government is going to protect against the rights of consumers. On Thursday, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, C. R. Choudhary gave this information during a program. Deceptive advertisements will be prevented after this provision becomes law. That is, the deceptive advertisements which are strengthened by boiling the creamy and hand-drilling drinks can be closed.

There are several provisions in the Consumer Protection Bill that, if misinformed about any product, a strong action can be taken against the company that produces that product. The main things in the bill are that way.

If a manufacturer or service provider gives incorrect information through advertising about his product or service, he can be sentenced to 2 years imprisonment or a fine of Rs 10 lakh, maximum imprisonment of 5 years and penalty of Rs 50 lakh or there is also the provision of punishment for both.

If a shopkeeper or manufacturer imports the sale, storage, distribution or imports of any milestone, and if the consumer dies from that product or service, he can be fined 10 lakh rupees with imprisonment of 7 years. If there is no death but if the consumer is suffering from major illness or big wounds then the sentence of 7 years imprisonment and 5 lakh and the provision of minor injuries, one year imprisonment and 3 years fine is provided.

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