Consumer complaints lodged before 2019 Act will continue before fora envisioned as per 1986 Act: Supreme Court

The order was passed in a plea against an NCDRC decision which had dismissed a case on the ground that after the enforcement of the 2019 Act, its pecuniary jurisdiction stood enhanced from Rs 1 crore to Rs 10 crore.
Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice MR Shah
Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice MR Shah

A consumer complaint instituted before the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (2019 Act) came into force on July 20, 2020 will continue before the fora envisioned under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 (1986 Act) and should not be transferred in terms of the pecuniary jurisdiction set for the fora established under the 2019 Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (Neena Aneja v. Jai Prakash Associates Limited).

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