Articles about Ministry of Consumer Affairs

Centre calls meeting with restaurant body over 'forced' service charge

24 May 2022

Business
Centre calls meeting with restaurant body over 'forced' service charge

Following consumer complaints, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DoCA) lambasted restaurants for forcing consumers to pay service charges "often fixed at arbitrarily high rates."

Onions retailing Rs. 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune; import norms relaxed

22 Oct 2020

Business
Onions retailing Rs. 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune; import norms relaxed

As heavy rainfall has led to a shortage of onion, prices of the staple vegetable have soared to Rs. 100 per kilogram in some markets in Mumbai and Pune.

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

17 Nov 2019

India
Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

Tap water in Delhi is the most unsafe for drinking among several metro cities and state capitals, a government study has found.

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

28 Jun 2019

India
Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.

Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

19 Apr 2019

Business
Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

A leading shoe firm has been asked to pay Rs. 9,000 to a customer for deficiency in services.

Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense

22 Nov 2018

India
Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense

Maharashtra government today said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offense and provide for life-term to the offenders.

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

13 Dec 2017

Business
Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

The SC has rejected the Centre's argument that selling of mineral water at above MRP is illegal, ruling hotels/restaurants can legally charge customers over the printed price.

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

12 Dec 2017

Business
Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

If you buy a bottle of water at any hotel or restaurant, chances are you would have been charged much more than the MRP.

World Food India: Modi lauds India's role in food processing

03 Nov 2017

India
World Food India: Modi lauds India's role in food processing

PM Modi inaugurated the three-day World Food India, 2017.

No plan of declaring khichdi India's national dish: Minister clarifies

02 Nov 2017

India
No plan of declaring khichdi India's national dish: Minister clarifies

A day after reports about 'khichdi' being declared India's national dish went viral, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal dismissed the rumors.

PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

25 Jul 2017

India
PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

Soon, public distribution system (PDS) of subsidized foodgrains will get a new transfer scheme model as that of LPG.

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

09 Jul 2017

India
Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

21 Apr 2017

India
Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

14 Apr 2017

India
Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.

Food wastage: Government to fix portion sizes in restaurants

11 Apr 2017

India
Food wastage: Government to fix portion sizes in restaurants

Attempting to reduce food wastage, government of India is preparing to legally notify portion sizes served in restaurants and star hotels.

Changes galore in Mumbai

17 Jan 2017

Mumbai
Changes galore in Mumbai

Fake cops at railway station in Mira Road making a living by forcing people to pay fines have been unmasked.