The National Consumer Redressal Commission has issued a notice dated 20-7-2020 wherein it has now allowed the filing of fresh complaints where in the value of the consideration paid by the consumer is in excess of INR 10 Crores.
This is in direct contrast to the practices that under the erstwhile The Consumer Protection Act 1986 where pecuniary jurisdiction of the National Commission was diluted and factors such as totality of the claim was being used to determine the pecuniary jurisdiction in complaints filed before the commission.
The present notice issued under The Consumer Protection Act 2019 takes a clean break from the past practices that were followed by the Commission and clarifies that henceforth the actual amount of the consideration paid alone will determine the jurisdiction of the Commission.
The present clarification issued by the commission will therefore pave the way of reducing the burden of cases presently pending adjudication many of which were cases where the complainants had grossly exaggerated their claim value in order to ensure that the jurisdiction of the court could be stretched.
See the notice