World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Basic rights every Indian should be aware of, and available redressal mechanisms2Photo© firstpost.com

World Consumer Rights Day 2019: Basic rights every Indian should be aware of, and available redressal mechanisms

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Every year on March 15 World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated. According to Consumers International website, ‘the consumer movement marks March 15 with World Consumer Rights Day every year, as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs.

However, Celebrating this day is a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers are protected and respected, and to protest against social injustices and market abuses which undermine those rights.’ In India, the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, deals with the rights that ensure consumers in the country get goods and services worth their money.

The act was passed in the assembly in October 1986 to protect the interests of consumers in India. Under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the government of India gives us six basic rights that every Indian must know.