Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2) Discuss the key features of recently passed Consumer Protection Bill, 2019. What are the issues and concerns involved? Discuss along with significance of the same.(250 words)
Why this question:
The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of authorities for the timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward, one has to first list down the key features of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019.then discuss the concerns associated along with significance of the act.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
State that the Bill seeks to replace the three-decade-old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Bring out the highlights of the bill – detail upon the key provisions.
Provide for a comparison of the current bill and the old 1986 act.
Then move on to discuss the lacunae involved and how these are to be overcome. Discuss the significance of the bill, how can it prove to be a landmark change in terms of consumer protection.
What should be the way forward.