The major highlights of the Department of Consumer Affairs during the year 2020 are as follows:
I. CONSUMER PROTECTION
· With the notification of rules, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to regulate matters relating to violation of rights of consumers, unfair trade practices and false or misleading advertisements and to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers as a class has become functional.
II. COVID 19 RELATED INITIATIVES
Under the Essential Commodities Act
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Atma Nirbhar Bharat package
III. EASE OF DOING BUSINESS
IV. PRICE STABILIZATION FUND (PSF)
V. BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS (BIS)
VI. Media activities
• During the year, significant joint campaigns in Print media were carried out with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India against fraudulent offers for installing mobile towers on their property and the Reserve Bank of India for accepting coins in different designs in same denomination on Pan-India basis in Hindi, English and Regional languages.
VII. National Test House