Bench set up in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to hear consumer disputes

Vastavam web: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission is setting up a temporary circuit bench here from January 28 to February 8 to hear cases pending in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. As many as 2,685 cases were pending and the consumers can file appeals on the disputes pertaining to Rs 1 crore or more by February 8 before the bench, an official press release said Sunday

Fresh appeals and revision petitions of consumer disputes can also be placed before the circuit bench, the release said. Justice Agarwal and secretary to the Telangana State Consumers Affairs Akun Sabharwal held a meeting with the presidents of the district consumer fora and members and reviewed measures to be taken to strengthen the consumer fora, the release said.