Oct. 28, 2018

The Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India along with National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) jointly organized a Conference in New Delhi to review the functioning of the State Commissions and District Fora.


  • Status: NCDRC, India is a quasi-judicial commission.

  • Origin: It was set up in 1988 under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.

  • Head Office: New Delhi.

  • Governance: It is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.

  • Powers:
    • Under Section 21 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986, NCDRC will have jurisdiction to entertain a complaint valued more than one crore.

    • It will also have Appellate and Revisional jurisdiction from the orders of State Commissions or the District fora as the case may be.

  • Appeal: Any person aggrieved by an order of NCDRC, may Appeal against such order to Supreme Court of India within a period of 30 days.

The Recent conference discussed about increasing pendency of cases in various consumer fora including national commission and suggested that the vacancies in these commissions should be filled up expeditiously.

Source : PIB