Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
World Consumers Day
What to study?
For Prelims and Mains: WCD- significance, theme, features and CPA.
What is it? 15 March is World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. It marks the date in 1962 President John F Kennedy first outlined the definition of Consumer Rights.
The theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2020 is ‘The Sustainable Consumer’.
Significance of the day:
It is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
- WCRD was first observed on 15 March 1983, and has since become an important occasion for mobilising citizen action.
- Consumers International (CI), which was founded in 1960 organises WCRD. It is the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers and has over 220 member organisations in 115 countries around the world.
- Consumer Rights Day — India December 24th. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President.