NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
order dated 4.4.08 in Appeal No.183/07 of the State Commission,
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE M.B. SHAH, PRESIDENT
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE K.S. GUPTA, MEMBER
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE R.C. JAIN, MEMBER
For the Petitioner : Mr.R.P. Bhatt, Sr.Advocate with
Mr.J.B. Mudgil, Advocate
facie, it appears that the State Commission forgets that, in addition to the
appellate and revisional jurisdiction under Section
24-B of the Consumer Protection Act, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (hereinafter referred to as the National
Commission for brief) is having supervisory jurisdiction over consumer fora in
the country. This should be remembered
by the State Commission before commenting that the orders passed by the
National Commission are not binding to the Delhi State Commission. Hence, unless there is a contrary judgement by the
Further, the State Commission must remember that constitution of Bench before the National Commission is absolutely within the jurisdiction of the President of the National Commission and the Benches are to be constituted on the basis of power conferred under Section 20 of the Act. The State Commission has no business to interfere and criticize whether the constitution of Bench is justified or not.
In view of
the above, Notice to the parties returnable on
Meantime, observations made by the State Commission in the impugned order are stayed because it may lead to indiscipline and insubordination with other consumer fora.
Registry is directed to call for the record of this matter from the State Commission.
( M.B. SHAH)
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