*SEMINAR ON CONSUMER RIGHTS- DATED: 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2022*
VENUE: 3RD SEM ROOM, CENTRAL CAMPUS, BAWNGKAWN, BRIGADE, AIZAWL
PARTICIPANTS: CONSUMER CLUB MEMBERS
RESOURCE PERSON: LALLUNGHNEMA, CONSUMER ACTIVIST
THEME: CONSUMER RIGHTS AND AWARENESS
To acquaint the participants on matters concerning Consumer Rights; develop and increase awareness on the matter.
The seminar was chaired by Laldingliana, 5th Semester Economics, also the President- Consumer Club,Govt.J.Thankima College. A welcome Speech, along with a brief introduction about the Resource Person was given by Prof.JV.Nunchunga, Principal, GJTC.
Highlights of the lecture:
- Right to Safety: This is the first and the most important of the Consumer Rights. They should be protected against the product that hampers their safety. The protection must be against any product which could be hazardous to their health – Mental, Physical or many of the other factors.
- Right to Information: They should be informed about the product. The product packaging should list the details which should be informed to the consumer and they should not hide the same or provide false information.
- Right to Choose: They should not be forced to select the product. A consumer should be convinced of the product he is about to choose and should make a decision by himself. This also means consumer should have a variety of articles to choose from. Monopolistic practices are not legal.
- Right to Heard: If a consumer is dissatisfied with the product purchased then they have all the right to file a complaint against it. And the said complaint cannot go unheard, it must be addressed in an appropriate time frame.
- Right to Seek Redressal: In case a product is unable to satisfy the consumer then they have the right to get the product replaced, compensate, return the amount invested in the product. We have a three-tier system of redressal according to the Consumer Protection Act 1986.
- Right to Consumer Education: Consumer has the right to know all the information and should be made well aware of the rights and responsibilities of the government. Lack of Consumer awareness is the most important problem our government must solve.
Lalngaihawma, Associate Professor, Dept.of Economics- Member of Consumer Club delivered Vote of Thanks on the Club’s behalf.
Refreshments was distributed to all the participants after the commencement of the lecture session.