Ministry of Consumer Affairs: News

Three prominent Indian ministries unite to regulate misleading digital ads

Three high-profile Indian ministries are collaborating to form an inter-ministerial taskforce, according to HT Mint.

20 Sep 2023

Anil Kapoor

Delhi HC grants protection of Anil Kapoor's personality rights

The Delhi High Court passed an interim John Doe order (orders directed against persons/groups that aren't identifiable) on Wednesday, protecting the personality and publicity rights of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.

22 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi conferred highest honor of Fiji

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the highest honor of Fiji on Monday.

05 May 2023


Right to Repair policy: What vehicle owners need to know

Are you worried about how getting your car/bike repaired at a local service center may affect the manufacturer's warranty? Fret not as the new 'Right to Repair' policy will allow you to do just that, without any repercussions.

04 Mar 2023

Central Government

Gold jewelry sale with HUID mandatory; 1-year jail for violation

The Central government has made Hallmark Unique Identification Number (HUID)-based hallmarking for gold jewelry and artifacts mandatory in the country from April 1.

24 May 2022

Consumer Court

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."

22 Oct 2020


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.

17 Nov 2019

Ram Vilas Paswan

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.

28 Jun 2019

Andhra Pradesh

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.

19 Apr 2019


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.

22 Nov 2018


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.

03 Nov 2017


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

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

25 Jul 2017


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.

11 Apr 2017


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

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