National Consumer Rights Day 2023:
India celebrates National Consumer Rights Day on 24th December every year to raise awareness about consumer rights and responsibilities. The World Consumer Rights Day is observed on 15 March.
- The day commemorates the day when the Consumer Protection Act 1986 received the President’s assent on December 24, 1986.
- The Act aims to protect consumers from defective goods, negligent services, and unfair trade practices.
- The six fundamental rights of the Consumer Protection Act are the Right to safety, the Right to choose, the Right to be informed, the Right to be heard, the Right to seek redressal and the Right to consumer education.
- The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.