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5) Examine the salient features and significance of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 

Topic:   Economic growth; Liberalisation

5) Examine the salient features and significance of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018  (250 Words)

The Hindu

Why this question?

It’s an important issue for Mains – 2018. UPSC is focusing on new laws and policies these days.     

Key demand of the question:

It’s a direct question where you should write features and significance of the Bill.    

Directive Word:

Examine: Write facts as they are. Don’t comment on the Bill.  

Structure of Answer:

In the intro, highlight importance of protecting consumer interest and how the new Bill tries to preserve consumers’ interest. 

In the body, there should be TWO main parts. One for features. Second part for significance. In the second part, divide into categories (ex Rights, Mediation etc) 

In the conclusion, write how new challenges in digital world threaten consumers and how the Bill might seek to plug earlier loopholes.