CONSUMER COURT

Consumer Court is the special purpose court, in India, that deals with cases regarding consumer disputes and grievances. These are judiciary hearings set up by the government to protect the consumer rights. Its main function is to maintain the fair practices by the sellers towards consumers. Consumers can file a case against a seller if they are harassed or exploited by sellers. The court will only give a verdict in favor of the consumers/customers if they have proof of exploitation, i.e., bills or other documents. If a consumer does not have the proper documents required for filing a case then it would be very difficult for the consumer to win or even file a case. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC): A national level court works for the whole country and deals compensation claimed exceeds rupees one crore. The National Commission is the Apex body of Consumer Courts; it is also the highest Appellate Court in the hierarchy.

  • State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC): A state level court works at the state level with cases where compensation claimed is above 20 lakh but up to one crore. The State Commission also has Appellate jurisdiction over the District Forum.
  • District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF): A district level court works at the district level with cases where the compensation claimed is up to 20 lacks Consumer movement

The consumer movement as a social force originated with the necessity of protecting and promoting the interests of consumers against unethical and unfair trade practices. Rampant food shortages, hoarding, black marketingadulteration of food and edible oil gave birth to the consumer movement in an organized form in the 1960s.

The movement succeeded in bringing pressure. A major step was taken in 1986 by the Indian government with the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.

Objectives

The main function of consumer court is to provide some extra privilege to the consumers and to maintain fair practice by the seller or the service provider towards the consumer.

Submitting complaint is very simple and a consumer has no need to hire any lawyer. Approaching a consumer court is very simple and extremely cheap as you can represent yourself without having to hire a lawyer and not required to pay any court fee but just a nominal fee

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30 Nov 19 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of October 19
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20 Dec 19 Filing of GSTR-3B for the month of Nov, 2019
20 Dec 19 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Nov 2019
20 Dec 19 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of November 2019 (GSTR 5A)
30 Dec 19 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of November 19
30 Dec 19 Due date for furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IB in month of November 19
07 Jan 20 Payment of TDS of December 2019 (For Govt deductors paying through challan)
11 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the month of Dec, 2019 , whose turnover > 1.5cr
13 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of December 2019
14 Jan 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of November, 2019.
14 Jan 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IB in the month of November, 2019
15 Jan 20 P.F Payment
15 Jan 20 ESIC Payments
15 Jan 20 furnishing of Form 24G by an office of Government where TDS for m/o Dec 19 has been paid without production of a challan
18 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-4 for the quarter Oct-Dec 2019
20 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-3B for the month of Dec, 2019
20 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Dec 2019
20 Jan 20 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of Dec 2019 (GSTR 5A)
30 Jan 20 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of December 19
30 Jan 20 Due date for furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IB in month of December 19
31 Jan 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the quarter Oct-Dec, 19 , whose turnover < 1.5 cr
31 Jan 20 Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending December 31, 2019
07 Feb 20 Payment of TDS of January 2020 (For Govt deductors paying through challan)
11 Feb 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the month of Jan. 2020 , whose turnover > 1.5cr
13 Feb 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of Jan. 2020
13 Feb 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of Feb 2020
14 Feb 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of December, 2019.
14 Feb 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IB in the month of December, 2019
15 Feb 20 P.F Payment
15 Feb 20 ESIC Payments
15 Feb 20 furnishing of Form 24G by an office of Government where TDS for m/o Jan 2020 has been paid without production of a challan
20 Feb 20 Filing of GSTR-3B for the month of Jan, 2020
20 Feb 20 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Jan 2019
20 Feb 20 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of Jan 2019 (GSTR 5A)
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