Sunday, March 16, 2008

Information Galore - 1

I have been reading some interesting and useful information relevant for the general public which includes you and me. Some Departments and Ministries of the Government of India and Government of Andhra Pradesh are releasing advertisements in the daily news papers, providing vital information for creating awareness amongst Indian citizens on various topics. I am summarizing the information and publishing the same on my blog as an awareness exercise for our benefit. It is also convenient to have all the related and relevant information in one place.

I begin with

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution , Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 001 . They advise us to
  • Be careful while making purchases
  • Check for adulteration
  • Not be fooled by misleading advertisements
  • To insist on a cash memo
  • To always check the expiry date on products
  • To pay only the mentioned M.R.P on pre-packed items
  • Take care to check correct weight
  • Look for hall-marked jewellery
  • And last but not the least - ISI stands for quality and dependability
If your rights are violated, refer to the consumer forum with your complaints. Log on to National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to locate the Consumer Redressal Forum in your area.

Courtesy: "Jago Grahak Jago" Advertisement in the Deccan Chronicle dated 16/03/2008

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