One school in district to have Consumer Club: Akhoon

JAMMU:  The Government has decided to set up Consumer Clubs in one school of each district to act as watch dog for the consumer rights of the school goers, said the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Mr Qamar Ali Akhoon, here today.    

The Minister was addressing students, staff and civil society members at an awareness programme  organised by the Consumer Welfare Association, (CWA) Jammu, to mark  the National Consumer Day-2012, here at Heritage School, Sainik Colony, on the city outskirts.

Akhoon said this step has been taken   so that the innocent children are not cheated by the unscrupulous shopkeepers. He constituted a Consumer Club at the Heritage school for which he announced Rs. 10,000 to meet various expenses.

The Minister reiterated the government’s resolve to safeguard the consumer rights, adding that the need of the hour was to sensitise consumers about consumer protection laws. He said that the government has put in place several measures for safeguarding the consumer rights and stressed upon the consumers to avail benefits of each and every facility provided by the government. 

Akhoon said that every consumer has right to seek proper information from the shopkeeper and to complaint against the seller, if he is not getting due value for the money he spends.  

President, Consumer Welfare Association (CWA) Jammu, Mr. Vikram Gour, threw light on the importance of consumer rights. He said the people should know their rights and also aware others in their surroundings. 

 On the occasion, Joint Controller Legal Metrology Department (LMD), Mr. Amar Singh, Deputy Controller LMD, Mr. Manoj Parbaker, Vice President CWA, Mr. S. K. Gupta Secretary CWA, Mr. Chander Parkash, Leading Businessman, Mr. Chander Udhay Gulati, Principal Heritage School, Mr. Jagadish Dhami and staff and students were present in the function.


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