December 24: National Consumer Rights Day!

December 24 is National Consumer Rights Day in India!

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Here are three guru-mantra rules for consumers.

1. Never pay more than M.R.P. MRP stands for Maximum retail price, so always bargain on MRP.

2. Always take bills for your purchase. That means government is getting the rightful tax from the shopkeeper. Also, it is a must for redressal or claims.

3. Remember that as a consumer, you always have right to redressal.

Here is Nita’s wonderful post about how to avoid being cheated while shopping. You will soon read an interview of another consumer rights champion on Visceral Observations.

Merry Christmas

Meanwhile, may you have a Merry Christmas today! πŸ™‚

Here is animated wish from an e-learning company called Enspire. Keep your speakers on and enjoy!

May Santa fulfil your wishes today! πŸ™‚

19 Responses to “December 24: National Consumer Rights Day!”

  1. 1 ish December 25, 2007 at 6:31 am

    Merry Christmas!

    And wow, the snow is falling on all the blogs on blogs, neat thing they’ve done. I hate having a white blog today, the snow isn’t showing. 😦

  2. 2 Poonam Sharma December 25, 2007 at 6:35 am

    That is only reason why I have changed my blog theme for few days! πŸ™‚ Snow does not show well on white blog.

    Aur aaj ke kya plan hain?

  3. 3 ish December 25, 2007 at 7:01 am

    Yeah, I see it doesn’t show at all on my blog because there’s nothing except white there. But I’m not gonna change the theme, too much of a bother for me.

    Aaj ke koi plans nahi. Got Physics at 2:30 and then Maths at 4. Will return at about 5-5:30 types and will try to watch some DVD’s which I’ve asked my friends to bring to the tuition today lol. I just hope they don’t forget or else aaj bhi so so ke din nikaalna padega.

  4. 4 ish December 25, 2007 at 7:02 am

    What are your plans for today..aaj to chutti hogi na?

  5. 5 Poonam Sharma December 25, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Nahi, dost meri chutti nahi hai. 😦

    Though will try to catch up with Taare Zameen Pe this evening, if I am lucky to find less traffic today.

    Enjoy your DVDs. Let me know what you watch. Mere paas DVDs to hai, pur raat ko dekhne ka energy nahi hota. Time mile to dekhun. 😦

  6. 6 ish December 25, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Ah, buri nazar lag gayi DVD’s waala plan ko. Ek ne write karne se mana kar diya aur doosra phone nahi utha raha. I guess we’re back to plan A then, chup chaap so jao. And chalo, mujhe laga sirf meri chutti nahi hai.

    And I seriously need to do something about the snow. Maybe I’ll have to change themes after all.

  7. 7 Poonam Sharma December 25, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Koi achchi DVD rent kar lo na! Some classic romance or holiday movie.

    Haan, change the theme, feels good. πŸ™‚

  8. 8 Nita December 25, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Hey thanks for the pingback! πŸ™‚
    Those points you have made about M.R.P and bills are important ones!
    And merry christmas and happy new year to you too.

  9. 9 manofroma December 25, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Merry Christmas dear Poonam!!!!
    The snow falling is really beautiful ….

  10. 10 praneshachar December 26, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    right post on right day. looking forward for your interview of one more consumer activist. keep ur social awarness activity go on with much vigour and strength in the coming new year.
    many many wishes belated for christmas and in advance for the new year
    may new bring all happiness cheer good health and a peaceful days for one and all.
    poonam happy new year

  11. 11 Nova December 27, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Nice one… Wish you a merry christmas as well πŸ™‚

  12. 12 shuz December 28, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    merry christmas poonam:)

  13. 13 latha vidyaranya December 29, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    most of the consumers do not even know that they have certain rights. many do not even bother to collect bills at shops. nice article to spread this awareness.

    poonam, may the magic of your alchemy turn many blogs into gold in 2008! best to you!

  14. 14 Poonam Sharma January 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    @Nita: Thank you for writing such a useful post. πŸ™‚

    @manofroma: Same to ya..

    Snow falling was free wordpress feature for few days… πŸ™‚

    @praneshachar: Thanks for the wishes! Wish you the best as well. The interview is up now. πŸ™‚

    @Nova: Wish you a very Happy New Year! What are you doing these days?

    @shuz and latha: Thanks for your sweet wishes!

    May you both have a wonderful year ahead! πŸ™‚

  15. 15 puresunshine January 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hey. thanks for the info! happy new yr to u!

  16. 16 BHANU March 16, 2009 at 1:05 am

    In India most of the consumers do not take any step even if they know their consumer rights, as usually we think that legal process will take long time and need to hire a lawyer for the case, but now anyone who wants any information regarding filing case in the consumer court can visit and submit their complaint for proper guidance and knowledge.


    Thanks Bhanu for the wise comment. πŸ™‚ We certainly can achieve something by complaining at

  17. 17 Namita K Dhane February 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm


    Everday I purchase milk of 500ml from a grocery shop, and the shopkeeper every time ask me to pay 1to 2 rupees extra from the MRP charges.
    So, this should not be happen…..
    please take right action against shopkeeper..requesting to government of India for the same.
    please let know where I have to post details of grocery shop.


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