27th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

RUKSIN, Apr 27: The Consumer Service Society, a voluntary consumer organization in East Siang district, Pasighat (Ruksin) organized a day-long awareness programme on consumer protection under the theme “consumer education for grass root level” here today at the Kebang Garh of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ruksin.

Attending the programme as special invitee, Tapang Taloh, Rtd Director School Elementary Education while appreciating the Consumer Service Society for organizing the campaign in a small place like Ruksin, has appealed them to conduct similar campaign in villages targeting people of grassroots level who are the most vulnerable in the hands of fraudulent trade practices. They are to be trained well so that they could protect themselves and exercise their rights as consumer in need of time, he added.  

Taking reference of costly local beads which the valuation is made based on visual examination; he cast doubt on genuineness in pricing vis-à-vis material cost. He feels that one can mistake imitated one as genuine when there is no scientific tests. He suggested for bringing out a modalities or testing labs for determining exact values of the local beads or other valuable ornaments. 

K. P. Tago, Asstt. Controller LM & CA and Lupha Sikhet Taipodia, Inspector LM & CA attend the programme as the resource person. 

To make the programme simple and effective, due stress was given on practical demonstration. 

As the resource person, Tago, while cautioning people not to buy goods in terms of non standard units like bundle, tolla etc said that consumer who buy product in the expression of such units are likely to sustain great loss in terms of money value.  Terming bundle, tolla, feet etc units as of British India era and outdated, he suggested people to buy day to day requirements in the expression of metric unit like meter, kg, litre or with its derivatives which has been introduced in India in 1956 with the enactment of weight and measure Act/Rules.

Lupha Sikhet Taipodia, ILM as the resource person briefed on various provisions of Packaged Commodities Rules and dwelt at length on meaning of MRP vis-a-vis current trends of overcharging particularly in Arunachal Pradesh, rampant selling of imitated products, selling of imported goods which do not compliance to PC Rules etc. She appealed people to exercise their rights by lodging complaint to Inspector LM whenever encounter overcharging of MRP. 

With the demonstration of LPG Cylinder, she asked people to keep a habit of looking for expiry date of cylinder besides getting proper weighment at the time of delivery. 

Consumer Service Society, a newly formed Voluntary Consumer Organization, is taking keen interest towards giving education to common consumers.  They also took active part in organizing awareness programme at Bilat, East Siang District recently with the Department of Legal Metrology & CA, Pasighat.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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