THE SCOPE OF UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES UNDER THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1986

Prof. K. Madhusudhana Rao

Abstract


Consumer Protection Act 1986 is enacted for better protection of consumer interests. To attain this objective this Act contains the provisions for the protection of consumers from the Unfair Trade Practices also. The definition of Unfair Trade Practices is evolutionary in character. Before 1984 there was no definition of Unfair Trade Practices under any enactment. In 1984 the definition of Unfair Trade Practices was added to the M.R.T.P. Act 1969 w.e.f. 1-8-1984 as Section 36-A. After the Consumer Protection Act was enacted  1986, the definition of Unfair Trade Practices was removed form the M.R.T.P. Act 1969 and the same was incorporated, verbatim in the Consumer Protection Act 1986 w.e.f. 18-6-1993, thus making the Consumer Protection Act 1986  a complete Code for protection of consumer interests.         


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