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NEW DELHI: Five companies together with a serious e-payment agency, a reputed on-line retail retailer and an FMCG agency have paid Rs 6.7 lakh tremendous to the federal government for not mentioning the “Country of Origin” on the packaged merchandise bought by them. So far the federal government has issued 123 notices to totally different corporations for such violations.
“The companies have compounded their offences by paying the fine and more cases are being processed. The intention is not to collect fine, but to ensure that the companies are complying with the Packaged Commodity Rules. The law empowers the consumers to know the country of origin of any product he is considering to buy,” stated a consumer affairs ministry official.
The shopper affairs ministry additionally stated because the institution of the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) 26 notices have been issued to corporations for deceptive advertisements and 4 of them have withdrawn such ads.
“During Covid interval many situations had been seen of corporations resorting to deceptive ads claiming their merchandise increase immunity, shield from Covid and kill 99.9% of viruses or germ. We issued an advisory issued in January requesting business associations to present vast publicity to provisions of Consumer Protection Act 2019 relating to deceptive ads and there was a visual influence,” stated Nidhi Khare, extra secretary within the shopper affairs ministry.
According to the federal government, because the launch of e-filing of complaints at shopper commissions, 15 states have began this and 1,000 instances have been registered up to now. Out of those 50 instances have been disposed off.

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