LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

PROTECTION OF CONSUMER RIGHTS THROUGH COMPETITION LAW

AUTHORED BY:

Adv. PRIYANKA GANGWAR, 

Lawyer

Karkardooma Court, New Delhi

CO-AUTHORED BY:


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ABSTRACT

Competition is vital for the development of healthy economy as well as for the welfare of the consumers. So competition policy as well as consumers welfare is interdependent on each other. Time has gone when the sellers used to rule over consumers or customers. It is time and again said that customers are the king; it is their fundamental right to choose the best option beneficial for them. The unequal relation among the consumers and producers results into the disputes among them, the inability to meet the demand and supply of the consumers has resulted in to a gap and hence to an extent watered down the concept of consumer sovereignty. Many initiatives are being carried out by government to aware consumers regarding their rights so as to protect their interest “Jago grahak jago is one of them”. Beside this consumer protection Act is also enforced to shield consumers against the deceptive practices of sellers. In 2002 another law i.e., competition Act in order to protect consumers from those producers or manufacturers who by indulging into anti-competitive activities harms their interest as well as free flow of competition was enacted. The act enlarge the ambit of definition of consumer so as to cover even those who are not protected under consumer protection Act The act also contains provision of competition advocacy as a result of which competition commission undertakes to aware public regarding competition policy.

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