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Anonymous
Asked February 27, 2017

Consumer rights

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I have placed an order on Flipkart for a TV and received a defective product. They are refusing to take it back. Can I go to consumer court?

Answers 5

Yes you can go to cunjumer court first of all you have to give a legal notice to company

Agree Comment 0 Agrees almost 2 years ago

Yes, you can first call national consumer helpline, they will register a complaint and also if they don't reply, please write them a letter. Even if they don't reply please hire a lawyer the court will award you compensation and litigation cost if case in your merits.

Agree Comment 0 Agrees almost 2 years ago

Under Section 2 r  of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, makes selling of defective and/or poor quality products to individuals an offence under that act. You are thus allowed to file a consumer case.

 

You have to follow these steps while filing a consumer complaint-

STEP 1:   At first identify the Jurisdiction of the Forum where the complaint is to be filed. This issue needs to be identified from two angles of jurisdiction i.e. Territorial and Pecuniary.

The Consumer has to take into consideration both the territorial and pecuniary jurisdiction of the tribunal in mind before filing his complaint and has to choose the correct forum.

Territorial Jurisdiction of the Consumer Forums :-

A complaint shall be instituted in a District Forum or State Commission or National within the local limits of whose jurisdiction,—

a)  the opposite party resides or caries on business or has a branch office or personally works for gain, or

b)   If there are more than one opposite aprty, then any one of the opposite parties resides, or carries on business or has a branch office, or personally works for gain,

Provided that in such case the permission of either District Forum, State Commission or National Commission as the case may be, or the opposite parties who do not reside in such place or carry on business or have a branch office or personally works for gain as the case may be, must be obtained , or

c)  the cause of action arose.

PECUNIARY JURISDICTION OF CONSUMER FORUMS

Forums                                                 Amount

District Forum                              Upto Rs. 20 Lakhs

State Commission                  Rs. 20 Lakhs to Rs. 1 Crores

National Commission               Exceeding Rs. 1 Crores

Step 2:  You will be required to pay a prescribed fee along with your complaint before the District Forum, State Commission & the National Commission as the case may be.

Step 3:   Then you have to draft your complaint stating facts necessary to establish a cause of action.

Step 4:   At the end of the complaint you have to put your signatures. In case any other person is authorised to file the complaint then complaint has to be accompanied with authorisation letter.

Step 5:   Don’t forget to mention the name, description and address of the complainant and the name, description, address of the opposite party or parties against whom relief is claimed.

Step 6:   Copies of all the documents supporting your allegations. In this you can put on record the copy of the bill of the goods bought, warranty and guarantee documents and also a copy of the written complaint and notice made to the trader requesting him to rectify the product.

Step 7:  You can also ask for compensation costs which should be specifically alleged in the complaint. Besides compensation, a consumer can also ask for the refunds, damages, litigation costs, and interest amount. You must give the breakup of amount claimed under different heads but do remember to claim compensation or other relief as per the pecuniary value of the forums.

Step 8:   Explain in your complaint as to how the case falls within the jurisdiction of this forum.

Step 9:   Complaint must clearly state as to what relief is sought against the opposite party.

Step 10: The Act provides for limitation period of two years from the date of cause of action. In case there is delay in filing the complaint, please explain the delay which can be can be condoned by the Tribunal.

Step 11: You are also required to file an affidavit along with the complaint that facts stated in the complaint are true and correct.

Step 12: The complainant can present the complaint in person or by his/her authorised representative without engaging any advocate. The complaint can be sent by registered post. A minimum of 5 copies of the complaint is to be filed in the forum. Besides this you have to file additional copies for each opposite party.

 

Agree Comment 0 Agrees almost 2 years ago

Under Section 2 r  of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, makes selling of defective and/or poor quality products to individuals an offence under that act. You are thus allowed to file a consumer case.

 

You have to follow these steps while filing a consumer complaint-

STEP 1:   At first identify the Jurisdiction of the Forum where the complaint is to be filed. This issue needs to be identified from two angles of jurisdiction i.e. Territorial and Pecuniary.

The Consumer has to take into consideration both the territorial and pecuniary jurisdiction of the tribunal in mind before filing his complaint and has to choose the correct forum.

Territorial Jurisdiction of the Consumer Forums :-

A complaint shall be instituted in a District Forum or State Commission or National within the local limits of whose jurisdiction,—

a)  the opposite party resides or caries on business or has a branch office or personally works for gain, or

b)   If there are more than one opposite aprty, then any one of the opposite parties resides, or carries on business or has a branch office, or personally works for gain,

Provided that in such case the permission of either District Forum, State Commission or National Commission as the case may be, or the opposite parties who do not reside in such place or carry on business or have a branch office or personally works for gain as the case may be, must be obtained , or

c)  the cause of action arose.

PECUNIARY JURISDICTION OF CONSUMER FORUMS

Forums                                                 Amount

District Forum                              Upto Rs. 20 Lakhs

State Commission                  Rs. 20 Lakhs to Rs. 1 Crores

National Commission               Exceeding Rs. 1 Crores

Step 2:  You will be required to pay a prescribed fee along with your complaint before the District Forum, State Commission & the National Commission as the case may be.

Step 3:   Then you have to draft your complaint stating facts necessary to establish a cause of action.

Step 4:   At the end of the complaint you have to put your signatures. In case any other person is authorised to file the complaint then complaint has to be accompanied with authorisation letter.

Step 5:   Don’t forget to mention the name, description and address of the complainant and the name, description, address of the opposite party or parties against whom relief is claimed.

Step 6:   Copies of all the documents supporting your allegations. In this you can put on record the copy of the bill of the goods bought, warranty and guarantee documents and also a copy of the written complaint and notice made to the trader requesting him to rectify the product.

Step 7:  You can also ask for compensation costs which should be specifically alleged in the complaint. Besides compensation, a consumer can also ask for the refunds, damages, litigation costs, and interest amount. You must give the breakup of amount claimed under different heads but do remember to claim compensation or other relief as per the pecuniary value of the forums.

Step 8:   Explain in your complaint as to how the case falls within the jurisdiction of this forum.

Step 9:   Complaint must clearly state as to what relief is sought against the opposite party.

Step 10: The Act provides for limitation period of two years from the date of cause of action. In case there is delay in filing the complaint, please explain the delay which can be can be condoned by the Tribunal.

Step 11: You are also required to file an affidavit along with the complaint that facts stated in the complaint are true and correct.

Step 12: The complainant can present the complaint in person or by his/her authorised representative without engaging any advocate. The complaint can be sent by registered post. A minimum of 5 copies of the complaint is to be filed in the forum. Besides this you have to file additional copies for each opposite party.

 

Agree Comment 0 Agrees almost 2 years ago

First serve a legal notice through a legal practicioner to the Flipkart company asking them to replace your defective TV with a new one within 30 days from the receipt of the notice, if they fails to do so then file a complaint before the District Consumer Forum.

Thanks.

Agree Comment 0 Agrees 10 months ago

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