Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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

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