National Consumer Day

Consumers International celebrated on 24 December across India, it is membership organization for consumer groups around the world. Himalai IAS Coaching Center in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam.

It is founded on 1 April 1960, over 250 member organizations in 120 countries. Its head office in London, England, with regional officers in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

  • The Consumers International Company is not-for-profit limited by guarantee for the welfare of customer. The organization was establish in 1960 as the International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU) by national consumer organizations.
  • Elizabeth Schadee founded IOCU, who would later chair the board of the Netherlands’ Consumer bond and Caspar Brook.
  • Elizabeth Schadee was the first director of the United Kingdom’s Consumer Association. National Consumer Day is celebrated to promote and create awareness about the basic rights of the costumers.
  • The two proposed an international conference to plan for consumer product testing organizations worldwide to work more closely together. First International Conference held by three organizations in January 1960, on Consumer Testing in The Hague.
  • National Consumers Right Day observed across India on 24 December 2013. The Consumer Protection Act in 1986 was enacted, with the objective of providing better protection of consumer’s interest.
  • The Consumer Protection Act rights in 1986 flow from the rights enshrined in Articles 14 to 19 of the Constitution of India. The Right to Information Act (RTI) has opened up governance processes of our country to the common public, also has far-reaching implications for consumer protection in the act.
  • This International Consumers Day theme provides a global platform to consumers to solve problems and difficulties faced by them against various types of exploitation and unfair dealings.
  • The Consumer Protection Act applies to all goods and services unless specifically exempted, which covers the private, public and cooperative sectors and it also provides speedy and inexpensive adjudication.
  • National Consumer Day slogan “Jago Grahak Jago”, aims to provide consumers with effective safeguard against different types of exploitation such as unsatisfactory, defective goods and services.
  • National Consumer Day highlights the importance of the consumer movement and the need to make customers aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • It recognizes six of the eight rights of the customer as provided in the UN charter, envisages rights of customer Right to protection, Right to information, Right of choice, Right to safety.