World Consumer Rights Day observed in State

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Dimapur, March 15: World Consumer Rights Day was observed Thursday at New Market area Panchayat hall on the theme ‘Making digital market places fairer’. The program was organised by New Market area Panchayat and new market youth organisation and sponsored by legal metrology & consumer protection department Kohima district. The aim of this year’s theme was to promote digital market places that are accessible, safer and fairer for consumers across the globe.
Addressing the programme, Kezhokhoto Savi, President NVCO said that as a consumer one should be aware of one’s rights and whatever one buy one must check the quantity, quality and the expiry date. He cautioned the consumers that with all the benefits of the digital market one needs to be aware of the scams and fraud which have become very common in the digital market. He also said that consumers are the king of the market and without consumers there will be no business.
He appealed to the Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection Department to do more and be more effective in creating awareness on consumer rights. He also highlighted the importance of GST and consumer rights acts.
The programme was chaired by Vikholie Yiese President NMYO. Haikam Zeliang, joint controller LM&CP in his short speech highlighted the activities of the department and exhorted the participants on the importance of consumer rights day.
Phek: The Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection observed the World Consumer Right Day at PTC Hall with Shanavas C. IAS, Deputy Commissioner Phek as the special guest.
The DC highlighted about the significance of observing the World Consumer Right Day, and also emphasized that more attention should be given to local consumers and shared that consumers are ensured of their rights. He urged all the consumers to be more responsible in the days to come.
The programme was attended by DBs, GBs, Colony Chairmen, Frontal Organizations, Students and teachers from different school of Phek Town. Pastor PTBC, Nusakho Cheiro invoked God’s blessing.
KDLSA: Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) observed World Consumer Rights Day at Don Bosco School Sechu Zubza, Kohima district on March 15.
Delivering a presentation on consumer’s rights and law as a profession, Zasitsolie Beio, Panel Lawyer NSLSA appraised that a consumer is one who buys any goods for a consideration and includes a hire-purchase. He said that a complaint can be filed when an unfair or restrictive trade practice is practiced by trader or service provider.
Zasitsolie Beio said that complaint can be made when goods bought or to be bought or services hired or to be hired suffered from any deficiency. He said on situation when traders or service provider has charged excess price complaint can be filed.
Zasitsolie Beio informed that the time limit for filing compliant is within two years from the date of which the casue of action arises. He said that even where the time limit expires, the complaint can be taken up provided complainant is able to satisfy the forum or commission about the reasonableness in the delay.
Zasitsolie Beio further said that the Consumer Dispute Redressal Machinery is at the National Commission, State Commission and District Forum.
Speaking on rights of the child by Hisinlo Himb, Panel Lawyer KDLSA explained the various children rights categorized- Right to Survival, Right to Protection, Right to Participation and Right to Development. He stressed on several provisions for the protection and care of children provided in the constitiution of India as well as various acts enacted by the parliament.
The programme was chaired by Puchole Zaphu,Panel Lawyer KDLSA gave brief introduction on legal services authority , welcome address by Fr. Anthony, headmaster.
The programme was attended by the students of class 8-10, teachers and staffs of the school. Altogether 111 students participated in the programme.
Kohima Law College
Kohima Law College  celebrated World Consumer Rights Day as an annual event on March 14. In the key note address the Professor-in-charge & President NVCO Kezhokhoto Savi said celebrating this day is a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.
This year theme is “Making digital marketplaces fairer” where on 15th March 2018, Consumers International is calling for fairer digital marketplaces.
Short presentation were done from three different semester of LLB, Menesieno, Jevitoli Sumi and Vinguse-u. Topic presentation were done by the faculty where Asst. Professor Moasenla on ‘Consumer Rights and Food Safety’ and Asst. Professor Limanochet Jamir on ‘How GST affects the Consumers’. The Principal of the college Visevonuo P. Pienyu gave the closing remarked.
(Page News Service)