Measures For Speedy Disposal of Consumer Cases

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The steps being taken for speedy disposal of consumer cases, pending before the Consumer Fora are as under:-

• State Governments have been requested from time to time to take action well in advance for filling up of vacancies of President and Member and to maintain a panel of candidates for filling up of future vacancies also to avoid delay in appointments so that no Consumer Fora remains non-functional due to vacancies.

current affairs• Circuit Benches from National Commission have been frequently visiting States.

• Some State Commissions have constituted Additional Benches mainly to dispose of backlog of pending cases.

• The National Commission and some of the State Commissions as well as District Fora are adopting the process of holding Lok Adalats for speedy disposal of the cases.

• Financial assistance is provided by the Central Government to the States/UTs for strengthening of infrastructure of Consumer Fora including computerization and networking to facilitate quick disposal of cases.

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