ITANAGAR, May 29 � Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today advocated for strict adherence of Consumer Protection Laws to protect the rights and interest of the common public.
�I believe, safeguarding the interests of common citizens of a border State like Arunachal Pradesh, where people are prone to become a victim of fraudulent trade practices and deficiency in services is an urgent necessity,� Tuki said at a seminar on Consumer Protection here today.
�Modern day market is flooded with wide range of products and services. The proliferation, change and complexity in these products and variants have created a huge information gap. With the growth and dominance of markets by exploiters, consumer interests have taken a back seat,� he said.
Tuki emphasised for the need to protect the consumers from the evils like unfair practices, adulterated and injurious products, black marketers, excess pricing, misleading advertisements, duplicate products and services.
�For this we need to strengthen the consumer laws and strictly adhere to its provisions,� Tuki said. He called upon the Consumer department to be more vigilant and act promptly on the complaints received from the consumers.
While advising for regular conduct of surprise checking in the market, the Chief Minister appealed to them to uphold the sanctity of being the nodal agency for monitoring and co-coordinating the standardisation and quality control activities as enshrined in the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. � PTI