District Forum - CPA Related to Medical Profession

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Consumer Protection Act 1986 & Its Medical Profession related Provisions After The Judgment Honorable Supreme Court of India dated 13-11-95

DISTRICT FORUM

This shall consists of:
  • a person who is, or has been or is qualified to be a District Judge, who shall be its President
  • two other members who shall be persons of ability, integrity and standing and have adequate knowledge or experience of or shown capacity in dealing with problems relating to economics, law, commerce, accountancy, industry, public affairs or administration, one of whom shall be a woman.
Jurisdiction of District Forum
  • The District Forum shall be jurisdiction to entertain complaints where the value of goods or services and the compensation, if any, claimed does not exceed rupees five lakhs.
  • A complaint shall be instituted in District Forum within the local limits of whose jurisdiction:
    a) The opposite party or each of the opposite parties, where there are more than one, at the time of the institution of the complaint, actually and voluntarily resides or carries on business or has a branch office or personally works for gain, or 
    b) Any of the opposite parties, where there are more than one, at the time of the institution of the complaint, actually and voluntarily resides, or caries on business or has a branch office or personally works for gain, provided that in such case either the permission of the District Forum is given, or the opposite parties who do not reside, or carry on business or have a branch office, or personally work for gain, as the case may be, acquiesce, in such institution, or 
    c) The cause of action, wholly or in part, arises.

Manner in which complaint shall be made

A complaint may be filled with a District Forum by:
  • The consumer to whom such service is provided or is agreed to be provided
  • Any recognized consumer association, whether the consumer to whom the service is provided or is agreed to be provided is a member of such association or not
  • One or more consumer, where there are numerous consumers having the same interest, with the permission of the district forum, on behalf of, or for the benefit of, all consumers so interested
  • The Central or the State Government.

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