GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi while extending his best wishes to the consumers on the occasion of National Consumer Rights Day called upon the consumers of the State to protect their rights guaranteed under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
In a statement issued on the eve of National Consumer Rights Day today, Governor Prof Mukhi said, “Health and wealth of a nation are directly dependent on the level of awareness of the consumers about their rights and the parameter of development of the nation is directly dependent on the awareness of the consumers. Therefore, we should resolve to assert our rights.”
As the present-day market has registered a phenomenal rise in demand for goods and services, grievances pertaining to the consumers are also increasing day by day, the Governor added.
This year the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is observing National Consumer Rights Day with the theme “Emerging Digital Markets: Issues and Challenges in Consumer Protection”.
The Governor further reiterated that the Government is committed to safeguard the interest of the consumers by way of digital transaction and has also taken adequate steps to strengthen the consumer courts at different levels.