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Consumer Protection Act and Medical Profession

Structure of Consumer Forums / Commissions and Their Jurisdictions


SUPREME COURT
(Final Appeal)




Appellate Authority over State Commission Revisional Jurisdiction

NATIONAL COMMISSION

Original Jurisdiction OverRs.20,00,000


Appellate Authority for District Forum
Suo moto Revision

STATE COMMISSION

Original Jurisdiction over Rs. 5,00,000 up to Rs. 20,00,000



DISTRICT FORUM

Original Jurisdiction up to Rs. 5,00,000

The maximum time limit for a claim to be filed under CPA is 2 years from the date of occurrence of the cause of action. There is no court fees to be paid to file a complaint in a Consumer Forum / Commission. Further, a complainant/opposite party can present his case on his own without the help of a lawyer.

As per the Consumer Protection Rules, 1987, a complaint filed in the Consumer Forum / Commission shall be adjudicated, within a period of 90 days from the date of notice by opposite party and within 150 days if it requires analysis or testing of commodities.

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