JK Govt Mulls Introduction Of Consumer Protection Courses In Higher Education: Zulfkar26 December, 2016, By Cross Town News
JAMMU, DECEMBER 26- The government mulls introducing Consumer Protection Laws in higher education to create awareness among the students regarding the consumer rights.
This was stated by the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali while speaking at a function organized by the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Legal Metrology and in connection with National Consumer Day, here today.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Secretary FCS&CA, Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Director FCS&CA Jammu G S Chib, President Consumer Protection Organization Jammu, Patron Consumer Welfare Association, President Chamber of Traders, President Chamber of Commerce Jammu and prominent senior citizens attended the function.
To protect the consumer rights in the state, the Minister said the government has already established State Consumer Protection Council (SCPC) with its subordinate offices at district level. He called for organizing awareness camps for educating people about their rights as consumers.
Zulfkar asked the enforcement wing of the Department to accelerate their movement to check adulteration and over-charging.
A number of students from Women’s College Gandhi Nagar spoke on the issue of Consumer Rights and a skit was also presented by the Nav Durga Kala Manch on the occasion.
Later, the Minister released the Compendium of Consumer Laws, Compendium on PMUY, Consumer Focus and Compendium on Solvent Policy.