The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (CPA) is an Act that provides for effective protection of interests of consumers and as such makes provision for the establishment of consumer councils and other authorities that help in settlement of consumer disputes and matters connected therewith.

The CPA seeks to protect the interests of individual consumers by prescribing specific remedies to make good the loss or damage caused to consumers as a result of unfair trade practices.

Consumer Complaint Lodging Important Documents

To provide simple, speedy and inexpensive redressal of consumer disputes, the CPA envisages a 3-tier quasi-judicial machinery at the National, State and District levels.

National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, known as National Commission, deals with complaints involving costs and compensation higher than Rs. One Crore.

State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, known as State Commission, deals with complaints involving costs and compensation higher than Rs. Twenty Lakh and less than Rs. One Crore.

District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, known as District Forum, deals with complaints involving costs and compensation less than Rs. Twenty Lakh.

Consumers can file different types of complaints depending on their specific grievance by visiting the Consumer Court at the district, state or national level along with the documents required for filing the complaint.

Following is a list of documents that the prospective complainants need to carry with them to the Consumer Court at the time of filing the complaint

Cases at District Forums

Consumer Case (Cc)
# Fee For Making Complainant,If Required(In The Name Of Registrar,Ncdrc,New Delhi)
# Complaint With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of The Complaint E.G. Receipt, Voucher Etc.
# Limitations, If Any (2 Years From Cause Of Action)
# Index

Miscellaneous Application (Ma)
# Miscellaneous Application With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Ma
# Index

Criminal Petition (Cp)
# Index

Interlocutory Application (Ia)
# Complaint With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of The Complaint E.G. Receipt, Voucher Etc.
# Limitations, If Any(2 Years From Cause Of Action)
# Fee For Making Complaint
# Index

Execution Application (Ea)
# Execution Application With Affidavit
# Certified Copy Of Impugned Order(S)
# Limitations, If Any
# Index

Cases At State Disputes Redressal Commissions

Consumer Case (CC)
# Fee For Making Complainant,If Required(In The Name Of Registrar,Ncdrc,New Delhi)
# Complaint With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of The Complaint E.G. Receipt, Voucher Etc.
# Limitations, If Any (2 Years From Cause Of Action)
# Index

Miscellaneous Application (Ma)
# Miscellaneous Application With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Ma
# Index

Criminal Petition (Cp)
# Index

Interlocutory Application (Ia)
# Complaint With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of The Complaint E.G. Receipt, Voucher Etc.
# Limitations, If Any(2 Years From Cause Of Action)
# Fee For Making Complaint
# Index

Revision Petition (Rp)
# Stay Application With Affidavit,If Required
# Certifeid Copy Of Order Of State Commission
# Revision Petition With Affidavit
# Copy Of Order Of District Forum
# Limitations, If Any(Within 90 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Rp
# Index

Transfer Application (Ta)
# Transfer Application With Affidavit
# Index

Execution Application (Ea)
# Execution Application With Affidavit
# Certified Copy Of Impugned Order(S)
# Limitations, If Any
# Index

Review Application (Ra)
# Certified Copy Of Order Of National Commission
# Application For Review With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Review Application
# Limitations, If Any(Within 30 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Index

First Appeal (Fa)
# Memo Of Appeal With Affidavit
# Stay Application With Affidavit, If Required
# Certified Copy Of Order Of State Commission
# Bank Drafts (In The Name Of Registrar, Ncdrc, New Delhi)
# Limitations, If Any (Within 30 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Any Other Documents Required
# Miscellaneous Application With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Ma
# Index

Caveat Cases (Cv)
# Application
# Copy Of Order Of District Forum

Criminal Appeal (Ca)
# Memo Of Appeal With Affidavit
# Certified Copy Of Order Of District Forum
# Stay Application With Affidavit,If Required
# Any Other Documents Required
# Limitations, If Any
# Fdr, If Required
# Index

Cases At National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)

Consumer Case (CC)
# Fee For Making Complainant, f Required (In The Name Of Registrar, Ncdrc New Delhi)
# Index
# Complaint With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of The Complaint E.G. Receipt, Voucher Etc.
# Limitations, If Any (2 Years From Cause Of Action)

Miscellaneous Application (Ma)
# Miscellaneous Application With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Ma
# Index

Revision Petition (Rp)
# Stay Application With Affidavit, If Required
# Certified Copy Of Order Of State Commission
# Revision Petition With Affidavit
# Copy Of Order Of District Forum
# Limitations, If Any (Within 90 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Rp
# Index

Transfer Application (Ta)
# Transfer Application With Affidavit
# Index

Execution Application (Ea)
# Index
# Execution Application With Affidavit
# Certified Copy Of Impugned Order(S)
# Limitations, If Any

Review Application (Ra)
# Certified Copy Of Order Of National Commission
# Application For Review With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Review Application
# Limitations, If Any(Within 30 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Index

First Appeal (Fa)
# Memo Of Appeal With Affidavit
# Stay Application With Affidavit,If Required
# Certified Copy Of Order Of State Commission
# Bank Drafts (In The Name Of Registrar,Ncdrc,New Delhi)
# Limitations, If Any (Within 30 Days Of The Receipt Of The Order )
# Index
# Any Other Documents Required
# Miscellaneous Application With Affidavit
# Supporting Documents In Favour Of Ma

Caveat Cases (Cv)
# Application
# Copy Of Order Of District Forum

 

Format of Consumer Protection Complain

,
BEFORE THE HON’BLE NATIONAL / STATE / DISTRICT CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION/FORUM AT ( CITY ).

COMPLAINT UNDER CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 1986.

 

 

IN THE MATTER OF :

(Name and address of complainant)

……………….. COMPLAINANT

VERSUS

                              (Name and address of the accused)

……………….. OPPOSITE PARTY

INTRODUCTION:

A brief paragraph about the complainant explaining the name, residence address and occupation of the complainant.

A brief paragraph about name, address and occupation of the opposite party.

RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH:

1. Description of the deal and services promised by the opposite parties for the value paid by the complainant.

2. Description of the advertisements given by the opposite parties which attracted the complainant to purchase the commodity and services.
TRANSACTION :

Details of the price of goods and services.

Details of the bill/invoice (bill number and date, item and amount)

Details of payments made by complainant (cheque number/cash, etc.)

NATURE OF COMPLAINT:

(select from list or write as required)

1. Misleading advertisements and false representation.

2. Cheating by giving false promises.

3. Deficiency in after sales service or not abiding by warranty clause.

4. Harassment by the opposite party.

5. Not delivering the goods and services for which payment is made.

6. Charging excess amount.

7. Any other factors that affected the consumer.

OTHER EVIDENCES OF SUPPORT OF COMPLAINT:

Copy of advertisement and catalogue that promised the concerned goods and services.

Copy of bill as evidence of purchase.

Other documents such as agreement copies, bounced cheques, opposite parties’ letters.

Copy of letters sent to the opposite party to request for rectification of fault and settlement of the grievance.

JURISDICTION:

(Select one)

As the total amount involved is more than Rupees 1 crore, the complaint is being filed with the Hon’ble National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

OR

As the total amount involved is more than Rupees 20 lakhs and less than 1 crore, the complaint is being filed with the Hon’ble State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

OR

As the total amount involved is less than Rupees 20 lakhs, the complaint is being filed with the Hon’ble District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum.

PRAYER:

 

The complainant therefore prays :-

i) relief be granted to the complainant as demanded herein.

ii) that such orders be passed as the Hon’ble Consumer Forum may deem fit in the circumstances of the case.

iii) that the accused should be punished severely so that culprits of similar kind would be afraid to indulge in such criminal activities.

iv) mention any other statement of prayer you wish to state.

 

PLACE :                                                                    Signature

DATED :                                                        NAME OF THE COMPLAINANT
VERIFICATION

I (name of complainant), resident of (residential address) hereby declare that I have not misrepresented any facts nor have tried to hide any information in my above complaint. All the facts mentioned herein are true to the best of my knowledge.

                                                                  Name & signature of the complainant

Please note: The affidavit should be notarized before further copies of complaint set are made for submission.

Arrangement of the complaint papers:

All papers to be kept in paper file in following order:

1. Complaint

2. Affidavit

3. List of documents

4. Documents

5. Vakalatnama

6. Application for injunction (if any)

7. Application for condonation of delay (if any)

 

Page numbers to be written on lower right corner.

 

Deposit the complaint file at the consumer court along with appropriate court fee.