SUPREME COURT ON CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 2019

by | Mar 15, 2024

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Case Title Supreme Court on Consumer Protection Act, 2019
Introduction SC emphasized the Act’s aim to promote consumerism, cautioning against technical interpretation to the detriment of consumers.
Factual Background Association filed complaint against builder for failure in constructing flats within agreed timeline. Builder filed complaint alleging association’s bye-laws non-compliance with HRRS Act.
Legal Issues Interpretation of Consumer Protection Act, 2019; Compliance with HRRS Act; NCDRC’s jurisdiction.
Applicable Law Consumer Protection Act, 2019; Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012.
Analysis SC criticized hyper-technical approach, emphasizing Act’s pro-consumer stance. It set aside NCDRC’s order, directing expedited merit-based hearings.
Conclusion SC stressed Act’s objective of encouraging consumerism, urging courts to avoid overly technical interpretations against consumers.
Current Scenario Pending cases to be expedited, emphasizing merit-based hearings.

 

CASE SUMMARY: The Supreme Court emphasized the Consumer Protection Act, 2019’s aim to promote consumerism, cautioning against overly technical interpretations that could harm consumers. The case involved an association filing a complaint against a builder for failing to construct flats within the agreed timeline, while the builder alleged non-compliance of the association’s bye-laws with the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act, 2012. The SC set aside the NCDRC’s order, directing expedited merit-based hearings, highlighting the Act’s pro-consumer stance.

 

SOURCE- THE ECONOMIC TIMES

 

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