The Department of Consumer Affairs will be celebrating World Consumer Rights Day, 2023 on Wednesday, 15th March 2023. In this regard, the Additional Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Mrs. Nidhi Khare interacted with media persons today and shared that the theme of orld Consumer Rights Day, 2023 is “Empowering consumers through clean energy transitions”.
2.Significance of the Day
World consumer day is to raise the awareness about consumer rights and needs. It is a day to celebrate Consumers' power and demand that their rights be respected and protected.
The Inspiration behind World consumer Day was John F Kennedy, the former US President . He was the first world leader to address the issue of consumer rights in a special message to the US Congress on March 1961
These four important consumer rights are:
Right to safety
Right to be informed
Right to choose
Right to be heard.
3. Consumer rights
The Consumer Protection ACt, 1986 outlines some basic consumer rights in India
The basic consumer rights is the right to be informed, the right to choose, the right to safety, the right to be heard, the right to redress, and the right to consumer education
The first ever World Consumer Rights Day was started by the Consumer International, a membership organisation for consumer groups around the world
It is a global organisation that ensures the protection and right use of consumer rights all around the world.
Consumer International was founded in the year 1960 as an independent and influential voice for consumers
Source:pib, Times of India