Modi urges consumers to embrace digital transactions

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Mar 2017 09:20:20


Delhi Bureau,

NEW DELHI,

Mar 15,

Department of Consumers Affairs celebrates World Consumer Rights Day 2017

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the consumer urging him to embrace digital transactions on World Consumer Rights Day on Wednesday.
Stating on World Consumer Rights Day we salute the consumer, on whose purchasing power the growth of our economy rests the PM has said Government of India is at the forefront of several initiatives that protect the rights of the consumer and ensure their grievances are solved. In a statement issued on this occasion PM also said, “I urge consumers to embrace digital transactions and join the movement to end corruption and black money,” on this World Consumer Rights Day.


Meanwhile, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, celebrated the World Consumer Rights Day 2017 with the theme “Consumer Rights in digital age” in New Delhi, on Wednesday.


The programme was presided over by Union Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Union Law & Justice, Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was the chief guest of the event.


Speaking on this occasion the Union Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the packaged commodities rules are being amended for e-commerce companies to display mandatory declarations on their sites.


Paswan also informed about launching of various new initiatives for consumer grievance redressal and consumer education by the Department of Consumers Affairs. He said that the Government is already on the right track in facilitating the consumers to harness the full benefits of digitisation and putting in place sufficient safeguards against risks associated with the online world.


Stating that this is the age of technology, and educating the consumer and redressing his grievances in the digital world is a challenge, the Minister said the E-commerce companies are increasingly coming under our national consumer helpline convergence programme where consumer grievances entered online, are being addressed expeditiously.