The Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(Formerly known as FAPCCI)

Workshop on Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 on 8th September, 2018

Workshop on Consumer Protection Bill, 2018
on 8th September, 2018 at FTAPCCI Surana Auditorium, FTAPCCI, Red Hills, Hyderabad.

The Consumer Protection Bill 2018 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 5th January, 2018 with the aim of completely overhauling the provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

The objective of the Bill is to protect consumer interests and enable quick and effective administration and settlement of disputes by responding to the new changes in the market. With the advent of globalization, there have been major changes in the market like increase in international trade, expansion of e-commerce resulting in new delivery systems for goods and services, new options to be explored by consumers involving different terms and conditions, telemarketing, misleading advertisements etc. have given rise to new issues in consumer protection.

The salient features of the Bill include establishment of an executive agency to be known as the “Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA)” to promote, protect and enforce the rights of the consumers and will be empowered to investigate, recall, refund and impose penalties.

In order to give awareness of the Consumer Protection Bill 2018, Consumer Chair, NALSAR University and FTAPCCI jointly organizing a One day Workshop on the “Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 at FTAPCCI on 8th September, 2018 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  The workshop is useful to the students who are studying law, commerce, economics and management and also to various professionals like Advocates, Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants and various registered voluntary consumer organizations.

Topics to be discussed in the workshop

  1. Highlights of Consumer Protection Bill, 2018
  2. Unfair Trade Practices – Goods and Services
  3. Central Consumer Protection Authority and Consumer Dispute Redressal Agencies
  4. Mediation
  5. Consumer and Medical Professional

Speakers  in the Workshop:

  1. Prof (Dr) K.V.S. Sarma
  2. Prof. G.B. Reddy, O.U.  Law College
  3. Sri Gowri Shankar Rao, Advocate, State
  4. Prof Jaya Kumar, Principal, Pendekanti Law College
  5. Dr. Bhaskara Mohan, Advocate, High Court

All the members are requested to participate in the workshop and reap the benefit of the workshop.

For further details and Registration Please contact: Sri L. Girijapathi, Asst. Director, Mob: 8008700258, Mail: girijapathi@ftapcci.com

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