Views & Reviews
ACAUT appeals to Nagaland Vigilance Commission
ACAUT Nagaland appealed Nagaland Vigilance Commission to achieve the object of the commission with honesty and sincerity – the official as well as private residence of Agriculture Minister, Nagaland raided by vigilance department, Nagaland on 5th December, 2014.
Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Kohima conducted training on Consumer Rights for the government employees representing several departments from different district headquarters and sub-division on 6th December, 2014. The Administrative Training Institute(ATI), Kohima, Nagaland has conducted training on consumer rights with national award recipient Shri. Kezhokhoto Savi President NVCO & Convenor ACAUT Nagaland (Legal Cell) as one of the speakers. Mr. Savi stated that the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is one of the most important legislation purported to provide simple, speedy and inexpensive justice to the consumers. The Act, for the first time in the history of the socio-economic legislations of this country, has recognized the role of consumer organizations in assisting in the resolution of consumer problems. It has added a new dimension to the field of Consumer Protection in India. We are all consumers in one form or another. But in the present socio-economic scenario, we find that the consumer is a victim of many unfair and unethical tactics adopted in the market-place.
The untrained consumer is no match for the businessman marketing goods and services on an organized basis and by trained professionals. A consumer is often cheated in the quality, quantity and price of goods or services. The consumer who was once the ‘King of the market’ has become the victim of it. Therefore, Mr. Savi who is also Asst. Professor of Kohima Law College appreciates the ATI for choosing Consumer Rights as of the main subjects in the training program which is very important for government employees who hold public offices. In recent years, there has been an increasing public concern over the consumer protection issues all over the world. Taking into account the interest and needs of consumers in all countries, particularly those in developing countries, the consumer protection measures should essentially be concerned with – (i) the protection from hazards to health and safety; (ii) the promotion and protection of economic interests; (iii) access to adequate information; (iv) control on misleading advertisements and deceptive representation; (v) consumer education; and (vi) effective consumer redress. The consumer deserves to get what he pays for in real quantity and true quality. In every society, consumer remains the centre of gravity of all business and industrial activity. The consumer needs protection from the manufacturer, producer, supplier, wholesaler and retailer.
While reminding the public as a follow up action of the recent Public Rally against corruption and unabated taxation on 31st Oct, 2014 under the initiative of AYO, ASU & KCCI, the ACAUT Nagaland appealed the Vigilance Commission, Nagaland to fight against corruption as an anti-corruption department with honesty and sincerity. The ACAUT Nagaland look forward the positive outcome of the vigilance department in raiding the residence of Agriculture Minister, Nagaland both official residence as well as private residence on 5th December, 2014. A lot of things are to be done against corruption in the state and besides the initiative of vigilance department the state has to establish Lokayukta as resolved on 31st Oct, 2014 during the mass Public Rally at state capital to bring down the rate of corruption in the state and also to check corrupt practices of the public servants which includes chief minister, ministers, parliamentary secretary, advisors, MLA, bureaucrats, head of department, etc. as per the provisions provided by the institution of Lokayukta in the state of Nagaland.
(Kezhokhoto Savi), Advocate
President NVCO & Convenor ACAUT Nagaland(Legal Cell)