×

Unregistered organisations can't file cases: NCDRC

  • The National Consumer Diputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), has ruled that trusts, unregistered consumer organizations, residents' welfare associations (RWAs), cooperative societies or associations of flat or plot buyers cannot file a case for one or more consumers or on behalf of a group ending the ambiguity on who can approach the consumer forum under the category of “Voluntary Consumer Association (VCA)". 
     
    There have been numerous cases when trusts and unregistered entities filed cases in NCDRC seeking relief for consumers. Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act indicates that besides individual consumers only “recognized consumer organization” (i.e. those VCAs that are registered under any law) can file a case in the consumer forums.

    The NCDRC and the Supreme Court have already ruled that a group of consumers with the same interest can come together without forming any association to file a case in NCDRC. The NCDRC can take up cases directly where the claim is Rs. 1 crore or more. If the claim is less, then consumers need to file cases in the district forum or state commission.


    Visit the Indian Kanoon section of LawRato to learn more on Indian Laws.

Get free legal advice from top lawyers for your specific issue

Popular Lawyers in India

Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde

  Supreme Court of India , Delhi
 Experience: 16 years


Advocate Wg Cdr Ajit Kakkar (Retd)

  Dwarka , Delhi
 Experience: 17 years


Advocate Prashant Mendiratta

  Lajpat Nagar 4 , Delhi
 Experience: 24 years


Advocate Prabhjit Jauhar

  Connaught Place , Delhi
 Experience: 20 years


View all >>

How it Works

Know how LawRato makes legal advice easier and effortless

Ask a Free Question

Post a question and get free advice from multiple lawyers

Talk to a Lawyer

Easily find and book private consults with top lawyers in India

Get Fee Estimate

Receive multiple quotations for your legal requirement instantly