Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NGOs on consumer awareness

Hearing from NGOs
Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, sanctioned Rs. 94.45 lacs in June, 2011 for the years 2011 to 2016 (page 42 11th report on dfg 2016-17)
(1)          Does the message of consumer rights get incorporated in any academic syllabus? If so what are the details?
(2)          What are the details of lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences organized by the University? What are the impact on consumers?
(3)          Whether admission procedure in legal schools and colleges have been simplified? If so, what are the details?

Advertisement Standards Council of India (ASCI) sanctioned Rs. 10 lacs for two years for resolving complaints on misleading and false advertisements.
(1)          What are the number of cases on misleading and false advertisements received ? What are the final settlements and number of cases pending with reasons for pendency, case-wise, since September, 2015 till date.

VOICE Society, Delhi, sanctioned Rs. 40 lakh in September, 2014 (Page 43-44 11th report on dfg 2016-17)
(1)          What are the names of the 6 products and 2 services tested by VOICE Society along with the findings therefrom ? Whether the platform of such publication is not far reaching enough to reach the large mass of consumers?
(2)          Does the NGO spread the finding to the consumers? If so, what was the response of the consumers?
(3)          What are the demand pressures given to manufacturers on the consumers' behalf? What are the response therof, company-wise?
(4)          What are the details of advocacy campaigns made by VOICE Society along with the success achieved therefrom?
(5)          What are the action taken to verify claims by different brands of health related products against relevant national standards? 

minutes file names of officers from ministry; tour issue- cut, not cut...

resume of work for january  and docs for publication in members' e-portal from bg

no sitting on 10.2.2017 and a sitting on 20.2.2017 at E PHA tea corner

AT Statement from dshna    

two copies of pre-materials from dopd 5.35 pm  

consumer advocacy

An Inter-ministerial Group on Consumer Advocacy (IMGCA) has been constituted comprising key sectors –Food, Agriculture, Health, Commerce, Industry, Transport, Financial Services and Housing – to foster policy coherence and coordinated action to prevent consumer detriment. It deliberated and considered formulation of standards on garbage disposal, implementation of a National Standards on pipe supply of potable water, joint action plans for training of street food vendors to ensure hygiene and sanitation in supply of street foods etc.

A Conference on effective functioning of Consumer Fora was held at Vigyan Bhavan under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan and the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley as the Chief Guest. It was attended by the President and Members of the NCDRC, President of the SCDRC (State Commission), State Ministers of Consumer Affairs and State Secretaries of Consumer Affairs. During the meeting, the difficulties faced by the Consumer Fora and measures for improving and strengthening their infrastructure, providing adequate manpower and other facilities were discussed.

Pulses were brought under the purview of stock limits to enable State Governments to impose stock limit on all stocks of pulses to ensure increased availability of pulses in the market. Pursuant to the decision various States have imposed stock limits and conducted raids against hoarding of pulses.

hindi of intro of doca and dopd and appendix of dopd from tr 12.05 pm

copy of proceedings on 24.1.2017 for factual verification by DoF&PD 12.05 pm

minutes file, changes at dir level

Sunday, January 29, 2017

room booking


10 february - e pha banquet hall
15 february - e pha tea corner
3 march       - e pha tea corner
6 march       - b pha banquet hall

attendance sheets to msa branches
12th report queries resolved, sent to printing

bg's leave appl recommended

ministry called for annexure in hindi atrs

minutes file forwarded to ad

10.39 am: materials from ministry on dfg to wait till evening
recording of file on draft atr of dfpd on dfg (2014-15) recorded as b category for life

points to note:-

(1) authenticated copies of reports alongwith entry and formula, bound to LS and RS TOs oneday before presentation
(2) Chairman to decide when and who to present the report. File not yet submitted.

Letters for ad and sk chaudhary redirected and communication from dofpd reg. procurement centres given to dshna

thought of the day:-
instead of unsubstantiated remarks, why not call jewellery association of india wrt hallmarking?

Friday, January 20, 2017

the clutch plate 20.1.2017

car breakdown at ashok hotel/nehru park, called ad. dir and then 5709 (intimated situation)
background materials received and om intimating change handed over to same persons.
interpretation, reporters, refreshment intimated about change in time from 11 am to 2 pm
critical analysis sent, 40 blue ball pens requisitioned, circulation E+H sent to d-br
agenda sets to ad, dir, js and chairman got delivered.
presentation- after the 24th

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


AAR and Quarterly report mailed 10.55, JPI hard and soft sent 11.20
Shri Pawan WG br: survey of entire building going on
shri das, director (storage) 23385238 mocafpd: background material being sent today


refreshment item, interpretation & reporters
JPI ant AAR got approved
Intro to 13th and 14th reports -
dir 12.10 pm wants old LoP and specific allocation of work

Friday, January 13, 2017


secy and officers of dofpd summoned on 24.1.2017 11 am r. no. D pha through om n notice to members issued, note to wg br
dfg tentative schedule floated approved amended version on 17.1.2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Notes to GW Br, PPR Wing sent
minutes file and notice file got amended
smt harsimrat kaur badal, ls mp; bhola singh ls mp ( adulteration of milk)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

considered adopted

14 members signed, reports considered adopted, attendance sheets to ls and rs msas and minutes file ( to be put up on 11.1.2017)

next sitting sitting 24.1.2017 Room D PHA on 'price rise of essential commodities'

for pens, calendars and diary sets ppr wing and gw br accepts till 4 pm.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

agenda set

left flank- notice. right flank pad, welcome speech, circulation letter and enclosures. dir wants flagging of memo nos 2&3. 12.35 pm

funds transfer to son and chin


oc of om issued to depts received
letter dated 5.1.2017+memo nos 2&3+first chapters of ATRs+AT Replies got issued through d-br.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

circulation with copies of at replies

10 copies along with oc of oms to doca and dofpd received 11.30 am,
critical analysis dofpd to speak,
circulation of agenda paper still being edited, file received at 3.23 pm, copies of atrs being enclosed, refreshment note sent, simultaneous interpretation note sent.
translation to reconcile all discrepancies 4519 Bhatt 4.20 pm

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

circulation of agenda papers dated 4 January, 2017

got notice issued through d-br in the name of dir signed by lower officer, dfg files approved 10.30 am, signed faired letter received 3.30, issue delayed till tomorrow, resume of work corrected, query arrived from printing, will wait for dshna, critical summary of statement by mocaf&pd forwarded to dir, translation of circulation letter from dir to ch and membrs, hindi expected tomorrow to be put up for sign with enclosures. two memos got sent along for reconciliation
pr : ad to join 9.1.2017

note for diaries pending till tomorrow
file on info about tours still with dir 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Faired, unfaired

hrsh: dir coming. 1 pm personally brought file to dir the faired notice turned into draft.

status of tour bills settlement and resume of work

3 pm 5585 hrsh: dir with js, will get bck to u once 'e is back.

journal of parliamentary info kept pending for 19.1.2017

sat 10 mints dir walked in with samm, noted, 'notice withdrawn from d-br, revised drft fr apprvl' ( of js)

note from cb-I reg. resignation of mithun chakraborty, mp (rs)

vvk back with d-br form and notc - 5.30 pm
about the words, 'parliament house' no correction !
5.35 call from dir. bad timing !

car battery problem, called mahipal yadav at 6.17 pm, took help of driver surjit, also manoj from ms br, car starts still left in office to be on safer side.