Read Order: Kanwar Pahul Singh v. State of Punjab and others
Chandigarh, July 30, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab government to set up District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions in three towns.
The directions came after a petition was filed by way of public interest litigation seeking a direction from the high court for constituting the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in the districts of Pathankot, Fazilka and Malerkotla in Punjab.
The Assistant Advocate General appearing on behalf of the State of Punjab submitted that the authorities are already processing the matter, which is currently being examined by the finance department. Therefore, the representation of the petitioner for establishing the District Commission(s) shall be considered and decided by the authorities within a period of two months.
Deciding the matter, the bench of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha and Justice Arun Palli stated that in view of the aforesaid statement of the learned Assistant Advocate General, Punjab on instructions from Simarjot Kaur, Additional Director, Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Punjab and by taking the same on record, the petition is disposed of in terms thereof.
“The respondents shall take necessary steps in accordance with the statement made by the learned Assistant Advocate General, Punjab today in the Court,” the bench stated.