DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
BIS certifications: Government looks to ease compliance process
The workshop, which is being held at BIS headquarters, will focus on various aspects of standards formulations, conformity assessment processes and requirements of testing.
Goyal asks BIS to cut quality testing charges for MSMEs, startups and women entrepreneurs
Goyal reviewed the process of making Indian Standar...
Mobile app improves price data collection of essential commodities: Govt
The mobile app for price monitoring for 22 essential commodities has...
E-Daakhil portal for consumer grievance redressal now operational in 15 states, UTs
The government said the portal is now operational in 15 states and UTs. "The Department of Consumer Affairs is now proactively following up with the states to launch e-filing portal at their ends."
Union Minister Piyush Goyal calls for mission 'One Nation One Standard' for lab testing
Goyal said, "We should aim to be the world leader in having maximum industrial products under Indian Standards and no one should feel the need to go abroad to get quality certification."
Indian American Rohit Chopra nominated as head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Rohit Chopra has previously served as a CFPB assistant director and as student loan ombudsperson after the agency was launched in 2011, The Hill reported.
Centre decides to induct more private sector specialists as JS, Directors in govt departments
Private sector individuals would be appointed at the level of Director on contract basis in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Financial Services, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Law & Justice etc.
Over 12000 complaints about misleading advertisements on TV received in 4 years: Government
The portal where consumers can lodge complaints relating to misleading advertisements was launched by the Department of Consumer Affairs in 2015. Prakash Javadekar said that out of these complaints, 8,963 were resolved either by withdrawal or modification of advertisements.
No unanimity: Ecommerce policy may be dropped
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the nodal body for the policy, had held the consultation. Various ministries had raised concerns over the role and reach of the regulator, provisions relating to consumer data protection in the policy, overlaps with other legislation and categories of data that require mirroring.
That 30-second Covid message is taking hours of our time
Consumer groups say those pre-call covid messages are hugely problematic. They say the message being played across networks is estimated to be causing wastage of around 1.3 crore man-hours a day, and invariably holds up or delays distress calls from going through during emergencies.
Food & Consumer Affairs ministry completes herculean tasks in COVID times
The ministry's consumer affairs department too played its role efficiently by taking speedy measures on the regulatory front to ensure adequate availability of masks and hand sanitisers at reasonable prices as the pandemic began to spread in early March.
Covid-19 impact: Niti Aayog proposes online dispute resolution mechanism
As part of the scheme, the government can introduce a tiered dispute resolution framework for all disputes below a certain monetary limit. “These cases can be resolved through negotiation, mediation and arbitration in a time-bound manner,” it said.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) likely to be attached with department of commerce
The commerce ministry argues that since BIS is related to framing quality standards for goods services and items which broadly deal with commerce ministry, the department should be attached with commerce ministry.
Consumer affairs minister Danve seeks BIS DG’s reply on transfer of scientists overlooking rules
Tiwari, as per official information accessed by ET, has been directed to furnish to the minister’s office by Monday “a detailed note along with such orders from January 2020, till date” for transferring senior most Group A scientists of categories “F” and “G” and others, allegedly in violation of the rules at the organisation.
Companies and e-commerce players need to display 'country of origin' on products: Paswan
In January 2018, the government amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to add a new provision mandating declaration of 'country of origin' for manufacturers, importers, packers and e-commerce entities. The ministry has finalised the rules relating to the composition and functioning of the CCPA, and these are expected to be notified soon.