PRESS RELEASE New Delhi, 29th August, 2018 The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the arrest of five activists by the police from different […]
In common parlance, the term “suit” is taken to include all proceedings of a judicial or quasi-judicial nature in which the disputes of aggrieved parties are adjudicated before an impartial forum. Proceedings before the consumer for a fall squarely within that definition.
The legislature chose to give the National Commission power to review its ex prate orders. Before amendment, against dismissal of any case by the Commission, the consumer had to rush to this Court. The amendment in Section 22 and introduction of Section 22A were done for the convenience of the consumers. We have carefully ascertained the legislative intention and interpreted the law accordingly.